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MORTIS CAUSA Definition & Legal Meaning

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Lat. By reason of death; iu contemplation of death. Thus used in the phrase “Donatio mortis causa,” (q. v.) Mortis momentum est ultimum vita momentum. The last moment of life is the moment of death. Terrill v. Public Adm’r, 4 Bradf. Sur. (N. Y.) 245, 250.


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