gift causa mortis
- A gift causa mortis refers to a special type of gift that is specifically made when the giver anticipates near death. This kind of donation involves personal property and is provided with the understanding that it will only become effective if the giver passes away, and will be canceled if the giver survives
- After being diagnosed with a terminal illness, John decided to make a gift causa mortis to his children.
- The car was given as a gift causa mortis, showing that the owner intended it to be transferred upon her death.
- The necklace was not a simple gift; it was a gift causa mortis implying that it would become effective only if the donor didn't survive.