Definition of nuncupation
: an oral will the dying seaman made a nuncupation in favor of his mother
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Origin and Etymology of nuncupation
Latin nuncupation-, nuncupatio, from nuncupatus (past participle of nuncupare to name, declare) + -ion-, -io -ion
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