Jagir is resumable after the death of the grantee.
Ordinarily a jagir is an assignment in land or money for the support of a certain dignity and for the troops annexed thereto. It is either conditional or unconditional.
The assignment is for a stated term, and more usually, it is for the life-time of the holder, lapsing on his death, to the State although not unusually renewed to his heir, on payment of a nazrana or fine. It is sometimes specified to be a hereditary one.
Ref: AIR 1956 SC 15
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