omnibus clause
om·ni·bus clause /'äm-ni-ˌbəs-/ n
1: a clause in a will, decree, or security agreement that stipulates the disposition or status of property not specifically named
2: a clause in a vehicle insurance policy that provides coverage for those who use the vehicle with the express or implied permission of the insured see also statutory omnibus clause

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

omnibus clause
n.
A clause in an automobile insurance policy extending liability coverage to people other than the named insured; also, a clause in a will that passes on property not known or mentioned at the time the will was drafted.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


omnibus clause
1) A clause in a vehicle insurance policy that provides coverage for anyone driving the car with the insured person's express or implied consent.
2) A clause in a will or probate court order that disposes of property that was not otherwise specifically disposed of in the will. For example, it might say "I leave all other property not specifically mentioned in this will to Jane."
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


omnibus clause
n.
1 A portion of a writing that confers rights or duties upon one not specifically named, or property not specifically mentioned, as in: an automobile insurance policy provision that extends the policy's coverage to any persons operating the motor vehicle, provided that the operator had the named insured's permission, or a clause in a will that bequeaths all unspecified property, or property not known at the time of testation.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

omnibus clause
n.
   1) an automobile insurance policy clause which provides coverage no matter who is driving the car.
   2) a provision in a judgment for distribution of an estate of a deceased person, giving "all other property" to the beneficiaries named in the will.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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