causa mortis
causa mor·tis /-'mȯr-tis/ adj [Latin mortis causa in contemplation of death]: made or done in contemplation of one's impending death
rejected his claim that the gift was causa mortis — W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al.
— usu. used following the term it modifies see also gift causa mortis at gift compare inter vivos

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

causa mortis
n.
(Latin) In anticipation of death.

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


causa mortis
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

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


causa mortis
(Latin: In contemplation of approaching death.)
A phrase sometimes used in reference to a deathbed gift, or a gift causa mortis, since the giving of the gift is made in expectation of approaching death. A gift causa mortis is distinguishable from a gift inter vivos, which is a gift made during the donor's (the giver's) lifetime.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


causa mortis
I
[Latin, In contemplation of approaching death.] A phrase sometimes used in reference to a deathbed gift, or a gift causa mortis, since the giving of the gift is made in expectation of approaching death. A gift causa mortis is distinguishable from a gift inter vivos, which is a gift made during the donor's (the giver's) lifetime.
II In expectation of death.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • causa mortis — In expectation of death. See gift causa mortis …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • causa mortis — /koza mortas/ In contemplation of approaching death …   Black's law dictionary

  • causa mortis — /koza mortas/ In contemplation of approaching death …   Black's law dictionary

  • causa mortis donatio — /koza mortas daneysh(iy)ow/ See causa mortis gift donatio mortis causa …   Black's law dictionary

  • causa mortis donatio — /koza mortas daneysh(iy)ow/ See causa mortis gift donatio mortis causa …   Black's law dictionary

  • causa mortis gift — A gift made by a donor in contemplation of his or her imminent death. If the donor does not die of that ailment, the gift is revoked …   Black's law dictionary

  • causa mortis gift — A gift made by a donor in contemplation of his or her imminent death. If the donor does not die of that ailment, the gift is revoked …   Black's law dictionary

  • gift causa mortis — see gift Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. gift causa mortis …   Law dictionary

  • Gift Causa Mortis — A gift to be given at a later date in anticipation of the giver s death. If the giver dies of an ailment differing from the expected one, the gift is not effective. The gift may be revoked by the giver on any date prior to the expected date as… …   Investment dictionary

  • ДАР CAUSA MORTIS — GIFT CAUSA MORTISАкт дарения, осуществляемый в ожидании надвигающейся кончины при условии, что даритель действительно умрет. Если владелец имущества скончался, то право собственности на имущество переходит к дарополучателю …   Энциклопедия банковского дела и финансов

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