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.

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