precatory

adjective

  • Decedents Estates Law/ Estate and Trusts Law
  • The Practice of Law

Definitions of precatory

  • (in a will) expressing a wish or a request made by the dead person that is not necessarily binding or that does not necessarily impose on anyone an obligation to cary out the wish

    Precatory language in a will or trust usually includes such terms as the testator's "request," "hope," or "desire" that property be given to a certain person or be disposed of in a particular manner.

  • (formal) non-binding; without legal effect; relating to or expressing a wish or request that does not have the force of a demand that must be obeyed

    The purpose of the referendum is to vote on a precatory resolution, such as resolving that the target negotiate with a hostile bidder.

Phrase Bank for precatory

  • … and (e) notwithstanding the parenthetical contained in the third and fourth lines of the precatory language of this subsection 7.5, receivables due and payable …

  • … however, that this Section 2(b) is to be construed as precatory in nature, and in the absence of any other agreement or arrangement, this Trust Agreement No. …

  • Some companies are following ISS because they think that if a shareholder makes a precatory proposal under Rule 14a-8 to adopt the ISS.

  • Adams argued that the Board erred by: 1) characterizing the “will.i.am” limitation sought during prosecution as precatory (without legal effect) …

  • The Paris Climate Accord is a precatory agreement, wishful thinking that mainly reaffirms, 23 years later, the 1992 Rio Framework Convention.

  • The establishment of the LCCL seems to signal some precatory budgetary support for LCCL cases at the Supreme Court level.