What does cy pres mean?

Definitions for cy presˈsi ˈpreɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cy pres.

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cy pres

    sē prā, in the law of charitable trusts in England, the principle of applying the money to some object as near as possible to the one specified, when this has become impracticable. [O. Fr.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cy pres in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cy pres in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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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