cui in vita

cui in vi·​ta | \ ˌkwē(ˌ)inˈwēˌtä \

Definition of cui in vita

: 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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History and Etymology for cui in vita

Medieval Latin, literally, to whom in life

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“Cui in vita.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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