Definition of cy-pres in English:


Syllabification: cy-pres
Pronunciation: /sēˈprā

adverb & adjective

As near as possible to the testator’s or donor’s intentions when these cannot be precisely followed.


early 19th century: from a late Anglo-Norman French variant of French si près 'so near'.

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