causa mortis

adjective
causa mor·​tis | \ -ˈmȯr-tis\

Legal Definition of causa mortis

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

History and Etymology for causa mortis

Latin mortis causa in contemplation of death

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