Donatio Mortis Causa

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Meaning of Donatio mortis causa

A gift of personal property in anticipation of death. To be a valid gift it must be made in contemplation of the donor's death, be intended to take effect on his death from his existing illness, and be completed by the delivery at the time to the donee

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