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causa mortis

adjective causa mor·tis \-ˈmȯr-tis\

Legal Definition of causa mortis

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of causa mortis

Latin mortis causa in contemplation of death

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to criticize severely

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