cui in vita

noun cui in vi·ta \ˌkwē(ˌ)inˈwēˌtä\

Definition of cui in vita

  1. :  a writ of entry by means of which a widow sought to recover lands which had belonged to her but had been transferred by her husband during his lifetime

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Origin and Etymology of cui in vita

Medieval Latin, literally, to whom in life

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to cast off or become cast off

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