anti-lapse statute

noun

an·​ti-lapse statute
ˌan-ˌtī-ˈlaps-, ˌan-tē-
: 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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“Anti-lapse statute.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/anti-lapse%20statute. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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