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DONATIO INTER VIVOS Definition & Legal Meaning

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A gift between the living. The ordinary kind of gift byone person to another. 2 Kent, Coram. 438; 2 Steph. Coram. 102. A term derived fromthe civil law. Inst. 2, 7, 2. A donation inter vivos (between living persons) is an act bywhich the donee divests himself at present and irrevocably of the thing given in favor ofthe donee who accepts it. Civ. Code La. art. 1468.


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