terrorem clause


terrorem clause
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

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

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  • terrorem clause — /təˈrɔrəm klɔz/ (say tuh rawruhm klawz) See in terrorem clause …   Australian English dictionary

  • in terrorem clause — (in te ror em) Latin meaning in fear. This phrase is used to describe provisions in contracts or wills meant to scare a person into complying with the terms of the agreement. For example, a will might state that an heir will forfeit an… …   Law dictionary

  • in terrorem clause — /in te rawr em, rohr /, Law. a clause in a will stating that a beneficiary who contests the will shall lose his or her legacy. [ < L in terrorem into terror, i.e., by intimidation, by way of warning] * * * …   Universalium

  • in terrorem clause — /ɪn təˈrɔrəm klɔz/ (say in tuh rawruhm klawz) noun a clause in a will which makes a gift of personal property subject to a condition. {Latin in terrorem in fear, for a threat} …   Australian English dictionary

  • in terrorem clause — A provision in a document such as a lease or will designed to frighten a beneficiary or lessee into doing or not doing something; e.g. clause in a will providing for revocation of a bequest or devise if the legatee or devisee contests the will. A …   Black's law dictionary

  • in terrorem clause — A provision in a document such as a lease or will designed to frighten a beneficiary or lessee into doing or not doing something; e.g. clause in a will providing for revocation of a bequest or devise if the legatee or devisee contests the will. A …   Black's law dictionary

  • in terrorem clause — /in te rawr em, rohr /, Law. a clause in a will stating that a beneficiary who contests the will shall lose his or her legacy. [ < L in terrorem into terror, i.e., by intimidation, by way of warning] …   Useful english dictionary

  • in terrorem clause — noun A provision in a will that disinherits any beneficiary who raises a challenge against the will …   Wiktionary

  • no-contest clause — A clause intended to keep a person from doing something or not doing something. In a will, a no contest clause is intended to keep beneficiaries of the will from challenging its terms. Such clauses usually state that if a beneficiary challenges… …   Law dictionary

  • No-contest clause — Wills, trusts and estates …   Wikipedia


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