dead man's statute

noun

Legal Definition of dead man's statute

: a law barring the testimony of a person with an interest in an estate regarding any conversation with or any event taking place in the presence of the decedent

called also dead man act, dead man's act

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“Dead man's statute.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/dead%20man%27s%20statute. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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