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DONATIO Definition & Legal Meaning

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Lat A gift. A transfer of the title to property to ODe who receives Itwithout paying for it Vicat. The act by which the owner of a thing voluntarily transfersthe title and possession of the same from himself to another person, without any consideration.Its literal translation, “gift” has acquired in real law a more limited meaning, beingapplied to the conveyance of estates tail. 2 Bl. Comm. 310; Littleton,


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