no contest clause
- A provision in a will designed to discourage beneficiaries from disputing its terms. Upon unsuccessful challenge, such beneficiary often gets nothing from the will. Its enforceability varies by state laws
- The no contest clause in her grandmother's will kept her from contesting the distribution of the appliances.
- With a no contest clause in his father's will, he should think twice before disputing over the family cabin.
- She decided not to challenge the will due to its no contest clause, unwilling to risk her inheritance.