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living will

noun

law : a document in which you say what medical decisions should be made if you become too sick or injured to make those decisions

Full Definition of LIVING WILL

:  a document in which the signer requests to be allowed to die rather than be kept alive by artificial means if disabled beyond a reasonable expectation of recovery — compare advance directive

First Known Use of LIVING WILL

1972

living will

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LIVING WILL

:  a document in which the signer requests to be allowed to die rather than be kept alive by artificial means in the event of becoming disabled beyond a reasonable expectation of recovery—see advance directive

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