Definitions for cy presˈsi ˈpreɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cy pres, rule of cy pres, cy pres doctrine(noun)

    a rule that when literal compliance is impossible the intention of a donor or testator should be carried out as nearly as possible


  1. cy pres(Noun)

    In the law governing charitable trusts, the doctrine that a court may direct the funds of the trust to a best alternative, to be chosen when the original beneficiary is no longer a choice.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Binoculars see from far when near the eyes. Far from self, near the heart, in love. (Les jumelles voient de loin quand près des yeux. - Loin de soi, près du coeur ; amoureux.)

  2. Charles de LEUSSE:

    All stones are close to us. The last is behind us. (Toutes les pierres sont près de nous. - La dernière est derrière nous.) [Fables1, The Bird and its Sun / L’Oiseau et son Soleil]


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