nuncupative

nuncupative

[nuhng-kyuh-pey-tiv, nuhng-kyoo-puh-tiv]
adjective
(especially of a will) oral; not written.

Origin:
1540–50; < Medieval Latin (testāmentum) nuncupātīvum oral (will), neuter of Late Latin nuncupātīvus so-called, nominal, equivalent to Latin nuncupāt(us) past participle of nuncupāre to state formally, utter the name of (probably < *nōmicupāre, derivative of *nōmiceps one taking a name, equivalent to *nōmi- combining form of nōmen name + -ceps taking, possessing; see prince) + -īvus -ive

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nuncupative (ˈnʌŋkjʊˌpeɪtɪv, nʌŋˈkjuːpətɪv)
 
adj
(of a will) declared orally by the testator and later written down
 
[C16: from Late Latin nuncupātīvus nominal, from Latin nuncupāre to name]

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