cy pres doctrine
noun see cy pres I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cy pres doctrine — A doctrine used to give a gift to a similar beneficiary when the true beneficiary no longer exists or is not available. The cy pres doctrine is most often used with charitable gifts when the charity named in an estate planning document no longer… …   Law dictionary

  • Cy Pres Doctrine — Cy Pres represents a legal concept that gives courts the power to interpret the terms of a will or gift. This is done if the terms of the document cannot be carried out or legitimately, interpreted literally or performed legally. Cy Pres Doctrine …   Investment dictionary

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  • cy pres doctrine — noun a rule that when literal compliance is impossible the intention of a donor or testator should be carried out as nearly as possible • Syn: ↑cy pres, ↑rule of cy pres • Hypernyms: ↑rule, ↑regulation * * * noun Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cy-près doctrine in English law — Justinian I, writer of the Corpus Juris Civilis which mentions a Roman process similar to the cy près doctrine For more details on this doctrine in different jurisdictions, see Cy près doctrine. The cy près doctrine in English law is an element… …   Wikipedia

  • cy-près — adj. (French) As near; as near as possible; the doctrine that if a bequest is illegal or impossible, the court will try to replace it with one as close to the testator’s intentions as possible. adv. cy près The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx… …   Law dictionary

  • cy-pres — cy près adj. (French) As near; as near as possible; the doctrine that if a bequest is illegal or impossible, the court will try to replace it with one as close to the testator’s intentions as possible. adv. cy près The Essential Law Dictionary.… …   Law dictionary

  • cy-pres — [sē′prā′, sī′prā] adj., adv. 〚Late Anglo Fr < OFr si pres, so nearly < L sic, so + presse, adv. of pressus, pp. of premere, PRESS1〛 Law as near(ly) as possible: designating or according to an equitable doctrine for the interpretation of legal… …   Universalium

  • cy-pres — [sē′prā′, sī′prā] adj., adv. [Late Anglo Fr < OFr si pres, so nearly < L sic, so + presse, adv. of pressus, pp. of premere, PRESS1] Law as near(ly) as possible: designating or according to an equitable doctrine for the interpretation of… …   English World dictionary

  • cy pres — adv. & adj. Law as near as possible to the testator s or donor s intentions when these cannot be precisely followed. Etymology: AF, = si pregraves so near * * * noun a rule that when literal compliance is impossible the intention of a donor or… …   Useful english dictionary

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