donation mortis causa

Definition of "donation mortis causa"
  1. A type of gift that becomes effective only when the person giving the gift dies and can be taken back at any time
How to use "donation mortis causa" in a sentence
  1. The wealthy uncle made a donation mortis causa to his favorite nephew, to ensure he had a secure future after his passing.
  2. Often, cancer patients will make a donation mortis causa in order to settle their affairs in a way they see fit.
  3. To avoid conflict among their children, parents sometimes make a donation mortis causa, specifying who gets what after their death.

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