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inter vivos

[in-ter vahy-vohs, vee-] /ˈɪn tər ˈvaɪ voʊs, ˈvi-/
adverb, adjective, Law.
1.
(especially of a gift or trust) taking effect during the lifetimes of the parties involved; between living persons.
Origin of inter vivos
1830-1840
1830-40; < Latin inter vīvōs literally, among the living
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  • What the husband gets possession of is simply his; he can freely dispose of it inter vivos or by will.

  • If he has not alienated it inter vivos, it will be hers if she survives him.

  • Gifts are usually divided into two classes: gifts "inter vivos" and gifts "causa mortis."

    Commercial Law Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
  • The ordinary gift "inter vivos," "between living people" is irrevocable when completed.

    Commercial Law Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
British Dictionary definitions for inter vivos

inter vivos

/ˈɪntə ˈviːvɒs/
adjective
1.
(law) between living people: an inter vivos gift
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