inter vivos

adverb or adjective
in·​ter vi·​vos | \ ˈin-tər-ˈvē-ˌvōs How to pronounce inter vivos (audio) , -ˈvī- \

Definition of inter vivos

: between living persons transaction inter vivos especially : from one living person to another inter vivos gifts property transferred inter vivos

First Known Use of inter vivos

1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inter vivos

Late Latin

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“Inter vivos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inter%20vivos. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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inter vivos

adverb or adjective
in·​ter vi·​vos | \ ˈin-tər-ˈvī-vōs, -ˈvē- How to pronounce inter vivos (audio) \

Legal Definition of inter vivos

: between living persons an inter vivos transfer — see also donation inter vivos at donation, gift inter vivos at gift, inter vivos trust at trust — compare causa mortis

History and Etymology for inter vivos

Late Latin

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