nuncupative

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nun·cu·pa·tive

adjective \ˈnən-ky-ˌpā-tiv, ˈnəŋ-; ˌnən-ˈkyü-pə-\

Definition of NUNCUPATIVE

:  not written :  oral <a nuncupative will>

Examples of NUNCUPATIVE

  1. <the soldier left a nuncupative will that was witnessed by two of his comrades>

Origin of NUNCUPATIVE

Medieval Latin nuncupativus, from Late Latin, so-called, from Latin nuncupatus, past participle of nuncupare to name, probably ultimately from nomen name + capere to take — more at name, heave
First Known Use: 1546

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