Definitions for cy pres doctrine

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word cy pres doctrine

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

Translation

Find a translation for the cy pres doctrine definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these cy pres doctrine definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"cy pres doctrine." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 28 Aug. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/cy pres doctrine>.

Are we missing a good definition for cy pres doctrine? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for cy pres doctrine:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.