Definition of nuncupative in English:

nuncupative

Line breaks: nun¦cu|pa¦tive
Pronunciation: /ˈnʌŋkjʊˌpətɪv
 
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adjective

Law
  • (Of a will or testament) declared orally as opposed to in writing, especially by a mortally wounded soldier or sailor.

Origin

mid 16th century: from late Latin nuncupativus, from Latin nuncupat- 'named, declared', from the verb nuncupare.

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