causa mortis


causa mor·​tis
: made or done in contemplation of one's impending death
rejected his claim that the gift was causa mortisW. M. McGovern, Jr. et al.
usually used following the term it modifies
see also gift causa mortis at gift compare inter vivos

Word History


Latin mortis causa in contemplation of death

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“Causa mortis.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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