Nuncupative

Nuncupative
Nuncupative Nun*cu"pa*tive, a. [L. nuncupativus nominal: cf. F. nuncupatif.] 1. Publicly or solemnly declaratory. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. Nominal; existing only in name. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

3. Oral; not written. [1913 Webster]

{Nuncupative will} or {Nuncupative testament}, a will or testament made by word of mouth only, before witnesses, as by a soldier or seaman, and depending on oral testimony for proof. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


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  • nuncupative — nun·cu·pa·tive / nəŋ kyə ˌpā tiv, nən kyü pə tiv/ adj [Medieval Latin nuncupativus, from Late Latin, so called, from Latin nuncupatus, past participle of nuncupare to name, probably ultimately from nomen name + capere to take]: stated by spoken… …   Law dictionary

  • nuncupative — [nuŋ′kyo͞o pāt΄iv, nun kyo͞o′pə tiv] adj. [LL nuncupativus, so called, nominal < L nuncupare, to name before witnesses as one s heir < nomen, NAME + capere, to take: see HAVE] oral, not written: said esp. of wills …   English World dictionary

  • nuncupative — adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin nuncupativus, from Late Latin, so called, from Latin nuncupatus, past participle of nuncupare to name, probably ultimately from nomen name + capere to take more at name, heave Date: 1546 not written ; oral < a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nuncupative will — see will Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. nuncupative will …   Law dictionary

  • Nuncupative testament — Nuncupative Nun*cu pa*tive, a. [L. nuncupativus nominal: cf. F. nuncupatif.] 1. Publicly or solemnly declaratory. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Nominal; existing only in name. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. Oral; not written. [1913 Webster] {Nuncupative… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nuncupative will — Nuncupative Nun*cu pa*tive, a. [L. nuncupativus nominal: cf. F. nuncupatif.] 1. Publicly or solemnly declaratory. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Nominal; existing only in name. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. Oral; not written. [1913 Webster] {Nuncupative… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nuncupative Will — A verbal will that must have two witnesses and can only deal with the distribution of personal property. A nuncupative will is considered a deathbed will, meaning that it is a safety for people struck with a terminal illness and robbed of the… …   Investment dictionary

  • nuncupative will — A will declared orally by the testator before witnesses but dependent for validity under some statutes upon being reduced to writing and subscribed by the witnesses after the speaking of the testamentary words. 57 Am J1st Wills §§ 653, 660. Under …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • nuncupative — /nung kyeuh pay tiv, nung kyooh peuh tiv/, adj. (esp. of a will) oral; not written. [1540 50; < ML (testamentum) nuncupativum oral (will), neut. of LL nuncupativus so called, nominal, equiv. to L nuncupat(us) ptp. of nuncupare to state formally,… …   Universalium

  • nuncupative — adjective /nʌŋˈkup.ə.tɪv,nʌŋˈkjup.ə.tɪv/ Oral; not written …   Wiktionary

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