anti-lapse statute

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

Legal Definition of anti-lapse statute 

: 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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