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 (nŭn′kyə-pā′tĭv, nŭng′-, nŭn-kyo͞o′pə-tĭv)
adj. Law
Relating to or being a will that is delivered orally to witnesses rather than written.

[Medieval Latin nūncupātīvus, from Late Latin, so-called, from Latin nūncupātus, past participle of nūncupāre, to name : nōmen, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈnʌŋkjʊˌpeɪtɪv; nʌŋˈkjuːpətɪv) or


(Law) (of a will) declared orally by the testator and later written down
[C16: from Late Latin nuncupātīvus nominal, from Latin nuncupāre to name]


(ˈnʌŋ kyəˌpeɪ tɪv, nʌŋˈkyu pə tɪv)

(esp. of a will) oral; not written.
[1540–50; < Medieval Latin (testāmentum) nuncupātīvum oral (will) « Latin nuncupāt(us), past participle of nuncupāre to state formally, utter the name of, probably <*nōmicupāre, derivative of *nōmiceps one taking a name]
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Fernandez left most of his land to Carey's mission, as agreed upon by (presumably) a nuncupative will.
The simple rhymes, the incremental repetitions, the obligatory epithets, the magical numbers, the nuncupative testaments, the commonplace phrases, the reliance on dialogue, the dramatic nature of the narrative: these make the ballad easier to remember, easier to memorize" (14).
Rather than written out by the individual, they were often written out by a notary and signed by the dying person, or instead dictated - known as a nuncupative will.
The reasoning was that the Argentine will was "nuncupative," and Florida law prohibits nuncupative wills.
Prior to that date, testators could make wills confined to personal property by oral declaration (known as "nuncupative" wills), whereas wills devising real property had to be written.
(98.) Sir David Kirke's nuncupative will is dated January 28, 1654 (TNA PROB 11/ 240 f.
The second section is a fascinating and careful exploration of issues of mental capacity and coercion, particularly surrounding nuncupative wills.
It is clear that if we use the primitive and nuncupative epics as our basis, so not most but all of epics heroes will call worthy in their experiences and facing with problems.
Chapter Three is effectively an introduction to and summary of Chapters Four through Seven, in which Bonfield takes up in absorbing detail the specific grounds for disputing the validity of wills: Chapter Four treats the problem of establishing the testator's soundness of mind and freedom from undue influence at the time of the will's making; Chapter Five considers the contested validity of and legal procedures surrounding nuncupative wills; Chapter Six addresses flaws, irregularities, or imperfections in the execution of written wills; and Chapter Seven enumerates the various problems raised by draft, revoked, or multiple wills.
Yet 32% of respondents reported scores above the midpoint (> 5 on 1-10 scale) for at least one of the nuncupative items.
Gray, acknowledging the relevance of Milton's nuncupative will and "miscommunication with his daughters," argues that Milton mattered to Eliot because he "was repeatedly stymied in his attempts to transmit his ideas as he would have preferred" (135).