Legal Definition and Related Resources of Equivocation

Meaning of Equivocation

The use of equivocal expressions to mislead. there is said to be an equivocation in a will when there is a description of a person or thing which can apply equally well to two or more persons or things . For example, if a testator devises his house to A and he has two houses. In such a case, evidence of his previous intention may be received to solve this latent ambiguity , for the intention shows what he meant to do. In all other cases, parole evidence of a testator’s intention will be excluded, upon the ground that his will ought to be in writing and if his intention cannot be made to appear by the writing, explained by circumstances, there is no will.

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