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will

 [wil]
a legal declaration of a person's wishes, usually regarding disposal of possessions after the person has died.
living will advance directives.

will

(wil),
A legal document expressing the writer's wishes for the disposal of personal property after death.
[M.E., fr. O.E. willa]

will

Etymology: AS, wyllan
1 the mental faculty that enables one to consciously choose or decide on a course of action.
2 the act or process of exercising the power of choice.
3 a wish, desire, or deliberate intention.
4 a disposition or attitude toward another or others.
5 determination or purpose; willfulness.
6 (in law) an expression or declaration of a person's wishes as to the disposition of property to be performed or take effect after death. Also called volition.

will

Forensics
“The legal expression or declaration of a person’s mind or wishes as to the disposition of his property, to be performed or take effect after his death”.

Medspeak-UK
A document which sets out who is to benefit from an individual’s property and possessions (estate) after his or her death. It also ensures that the estate is passed as intended, after taxes and debts have been paid.

Vox populi
Desire or volition (as in the “will to live”).

will

1. Desire, volition, as in the 'will to live', see there.
2. 'The legal expression or declaration of a person's mind or wishes as to the disposition of his property, to be performed or take effect after his death'. See Advance directive, Living will.

will

(wil)
A legal document expressing the writer's wishes for the disposal of personal property after death.
[M.E., fr. O.E. willa]

will

(wil)
A legal document expressing the writer's wishes for the disposal of personal property after death.
[M.E., fr. O.E. willa]

will,

n a legal document detailing one's wishes in the disposal of one's body and property and the care of one's minor children and dependents.
will, living,
n a document that details one's wishes regarding the degree and amount of health care desired if one becomes mentally incapacitated.
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