transfer in contemplation of death
A gift made by a person who believes that he or she will soon die. Also called gift causa mortis. Recovery of health may void the gift.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

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

transfer in contemplation of death
n.
   giving property under the belief of the giver that he/she is about to die or has a terminal illness. However, health recovery may result in cancellation of the gift. This is also called a "gift causa mortis."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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