cestui que vie

noun \-ˈvē\

Definition of cestui que vie

plural

cestuis que vie

  1. 1 :  the person whose life measures the duration of an estate

  2. 2 :  the person on whose life an insurance policy is written

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Origin and Etymology of cestui que vie

Anglo-French, literally, he for whose lifetime (something is held)


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