The doctrine of satisfaction, both as regards the satisfaction of portions by legacies and the satisfaction of debts by legacies1, has been considered by the courts in connection with annuities2. Thus, where a father covenants by settlement to pay an annuity to his son and subsequently dies having bequeathed legacies to the son, this doctrine may prevent the son claiming both the annuity and the legacies3. However, the will may show a contrary intention4. Again, where an annuity is granted by a testator in his lifetime, and he subsequently
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