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There is no mandatory language, per se. The more standard language reads:
This deed, made this _______________ day of _________________, in the year ______________, by me ____________________, of _________________, witnesseth, that in consideration of ___________, I, the said _____________, do grant unto ___________________, of ___________________, all that:
[legal description of property]
to hold during his life and no longer.
The verbiage of "to hold during his life and no longer" is widely recognized to be the standard for "life estate."
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