nun·cu·pa·tive /'nəŋ-kyə-ˌpā-tiv, nən-'kyü-pə-tiv/ adj [Medieval Latin nuncupativus, from Late Latin, so-called, from Latin nuncupatus, past participle of nuncupare to name, probably ultimately from nomen name + capere to take]: stated by spoken word

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I adjective articulated, conversational, conveyed orally, declared, dictated, enunciated, expressed in words, not written, oral, oral declaration, oral testimony, oratorical, parol, phonic, pronounced, spoken, stated, unwritten, uttered, verbal, vocal, voiced associated concepts: nuncupative will II index parol, verbal

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


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  • Nuncupative — Nun*cu pa*tive, a. [L. nuncupativus nominal: cf. F. nuncupatif.] 1. Publicly or solemnly declaratory. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Nominal; existing only in name. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. Oral; not written. [1913 Webster] {Nuncupative will} or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nuncupative — [nuŋ′kyo͞o pāt΄iv, nun kyo͞o′pə tiv] adj. [LL nuncupativus, so called, nominal < L nuncupare, to name before witnesses as one s heir < nomen, NAME + capere, to take: see HAVE] oral, not written: said esp. of wills …   English World dictionary

  • nuncupative — adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin nuncupativus, from Late Latin, so called, from Latin nuncupatus, past participle of nuncupare to name, probably ultimately from nomen name + capere to take more at name, heave Date: 1546 not written ; oral < a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nuncupative — /nung kyeuh pay tiv, nung kyooh peuh tiv/, adj. (esp. of a will) oral; not written. [1540 50; < ML (testamentum) nuncupativum oral (will), neut. of LL nuncupativus so called, nominal, equiv. to L nuncupat(us) ptp. of nuncupare to state formally,… …   Universalium

  • nuncupative — adjective /nʌŋˈkup.ə.tɪv,nʌŋˈkjup.ə.tɪv/ Oral; not written …   Wiktionary

  • nuncupative — adj. oral, spoken (usually of a will)nun·cu·pa·tive || nÊŒnkjÉ™peɪtɪv / nÊŒnkjuːpÉ™tɪv …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nuncupative — [ nʌŋkjʊˌpətɪv] adjective Law (of a will or testament) declared orally, especially by a mortally wounded soldier or sailor. Origin C16: from late L. nuncupativus, from L. nuncupat , nuncupare declare …   English new terms dictionary

  • nuncupative — a. 1. (Law.) Oral. 2. Nominal, nuncupatory …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • nuncupative — nun·cu·pa·tive …   English syllables

  • nuncupative — nun•cu•pa•tive [[t]ˈnʌŋ kyəˌpeɪ tɪv, nʌŋˈkyu pə tɪv[/t]] adj. law (esp. of a will) oral; not written • Etymology: 1540–50; < ML (testāmentum) nuncupātīvum oral (will) « L nuncupāt(us), ptp. of nuncupāre to state formally, utter the name of,… …   From formal English to slang

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