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 nuncupative will

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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 — 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… …   Law dictionary

  • 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 — /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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