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Meaning of NUNCUPATIVE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Nun*cu"pa*tive\, a. [L. nuncupativus nominal: cf.
F. nuncupatif.]
1. Publicly or solemnly declaratory. [Obs.]

2. Nominal; existing only in name. [Obs.]

3. Oral; not written.

{Nuncupative will} or {testament}, a will or testament made
   by word of mouth only, before witnesses, as by a soldier
   or seaman, and depending on oral testimony for proof.
   --Blackstone.

 

 

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