nuncupative will

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Nuncupative Will

A will made verbally to at least two witnesses. That is, there is no written record of a noncupative will, and one must simply trust the two witnesses. Because of the possibility for fraud, noncupative wills are considered invalid if they contradict a written will. They are often made by soldiers, sailors, or others who die unexpectedly.
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nuncupative will

An oral will stated by the testator before witnesses shortly before the testator's death and reduced to writing by the witnesses shortly after death.Such wills are unenforceable in many states.Contrast with holographic will,which is one prepared entirely in the testator's handwriting but without any witnesses.

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