Definition of cy-pres in English:


Line breaks: cy-pres
Pronunciation: /siː ˈpreɪ

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'.

More definitions of cy-pres

Definition of cy-pres in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
a slit made by cutting with a saw