inter vivos

adverb or adjective in·ter vi·vos \ ˈin-tər-ˈvē-ˌvōs , -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

Origin and Etymology of inter vivos

Late Latin


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inter vivos

adverb or adjective in·ter vi·vos \ ˈin-tər-ˈvī-vōs, -ˈvē- \

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

Origin and Etymology of inter vivos

Late Latin


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