Nuncupative Will

A will or testament made by word of mouth. As a general rule, no will is valid unless reduced to writing and signed; but soldiers and sailors may simply declare their wish by word of mouth. (Latin, nuncupo, to declare.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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