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holographic will

noun, Law.
1.
a will that is entirely in the handwriting of the testator: in some states recognized as valid without the attestation of witnesses.
Compare nuncupative will.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • holographic will has an important clause stricken with initials and date next to it.
  • If a holographic will is not signed at the bottom, the will is invalid.
  • In a holographic will, the handwritten language of the will must demonstrate the testator's intent.
  • The mystery of the holographic will remains unsolved.

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