illusory appointment


Definition of illusory appointment

: an appointment of a nominal or disproportionately small share of property to one of a class (as to one among several brothers) regarded as void in courts of equity because fraudulently defeating the intent of the original donor (as a deceased father) of the power of appointment

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“Illusory appointment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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