Definition of cy-pres in English:

cy-pres

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Pronunciation: /siː ˈpreɪ
 
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adverb & adjective

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

Origin

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

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