inter vivos

adverb or adjective

in·​ter vi·​vos ˈin-tər-ˈvē-ˌvōs How to pronounce inter vivos (audio)
-ˈvī-
: between living persons
transaction inter vivos
especially : from one living person to another
inter vivos gifts
property transferred inter vivos

Examples of inter vivos in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pet trusts are typically inter vivos trusts — also known as revocable trusts or living trusts. Jaime Stathis, Washington Post, 5 Dec. 2023 These safe harbor rules are in recognition that gifts established under GRAT and QPRT structures are bona fide inter vivos gifts, and are not abusive because they are established by statute. Alan Gassman, Forbes, 11 Aug. 2022

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'inter vivos.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inter vivos was in 1837

Dictionary Entries Near inter vivos

Cite this Entry

“Inter vivos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inter%20vivos. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition

inter vivos

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

Late Latin

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!