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A document in which the signer states his or her wishes regarding medical treatment that sustains or prolongs life, especially by invasive or extraordinary means, for use if the signer becomes mentally incompetent or unable to communicate.
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(Law) a document stating that if its author becomes terminally ill, his or her life should not be prolonged by artificial means, such as a life-support machine
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a document in which a person stipulates that no extraordinary measures are to be used to prolong his or her life in the event of a terminal illness.
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|Noun||1.||living will - a document written by someone still legally capable requesting that he should be allowed to die if subsequently severely disabled or suffering terminal illness; "after he discovered he had AIDS he drew up a living will"|
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
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n. testamento hecho por una persona en completo estado de salud en el que dispone que en caso de peligro de muerte no se use ningún medio artificial para prolongarle la vida.
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living willn testamento vital
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