mancipatory will

noun

Definition of mancipatory will

Roman law
: an early form of will wherein a conveyance was made by the ceremony of mancipation by the owner of the family property to the buyer thereof who was charged with transferring the inheritance to an unknown heir or legatee named in a sealed document written by the testator

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“Mancipatory will.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mancipatory%20will. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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