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cy pres

noun \ ˌsī-ˈprā , ˌsē- \

Definition of cy pres

: a rule providing for the interpretation of instruments in equity as nearly as possible in conformity to the intention of the testator when literal construction is illegal, impracticable, or impossible called also cy pres doctrine

Origin and Etymology of cy pres

Anglo-French, so near, as near (as may be)


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cy pres

adverb

Definition of cy pres

: in accordance with the rule of cy pres

First Known Use of cy pres

1885


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cy pres

noun \ ˌsē-ˈprā \

legal Definition of cy pres

: a rule in the law of trusts and estates that provides for the interpretation of instruments as nearly as possible in conformity with the intention of the testator when literal construction is illegal, impracticable, or impossible

Origin and Etymology of cy pres

Anglo-French, as near (as possible)


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cy pres

adverb

legal Definition of cy pres

: in accordance with the rule of cy pres

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