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anti–lapse statute

noun an·ti–lapse statute \ˌan-ˌtī-ˈlaps-, ˌan-tē-\

Legal Definition of anti–lapse statute

  1. :  a statute providing that in the event a person who would have received a gift under a will dies before the person who made the will dies then the gift is distributed to the heirs of the person who would have received the gift — compare lapse

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capable of being understood in two ways

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