Definition of Cy pres
1. Noun. A rule that when literal compliance is impossible the intention of a donor or testator should be carried out as nearly as possible.
Definition of Cy pres
1. Noun. (legal) In the law governing charitable trusts, the doctrine that a court may direct the funds of the trust to a best alternative, to be chosen when the original beneficiary is no longer a choice. ¹
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Literary usage of Cy pres
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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"Charitable fund exhausted by the declared object of the founder: a subsequent surplus, from the improved annual value, applied cy pres by the Court; ..."
2. Handbook of the Law of Trusts by George Gleason Bogert (1921)
"The judicial cy pres power is the authority of equity to apply property given to charity to a purpose as nearly like that of the original purpose as ..."
3. The Principles of Equity: A Treatise on the System of Justice Administered by George Tucker Bispham (1893)
"The cy pres doctrine. 118. Origin of charitable uses ; Vidal 127. ... cy pres doctrine in England, 119. Statute of Elizabeth. prerogative and judicial. 120. ..."
4. A General Abridgment and Digest of American Law: With Occasional Notes and by Nathan Dane (1824)
"As to the doctrines, pro tanto and cy pres, there can be no end \^r~v^.J to the distinctions and cases that may grow out of them, ..."
5. The Law of Real Property and Other Interests in Land by Herbert Thorndike Tiffany (1903)
"cy pres doctrine. In the case of a gift by will to an unborn person for lifer with remainder in tail, either to his child or to his children, ..."
6. A Treatise on Wills by Thomas Jarman, Joseph Fitz Randolph, William Talcott (1880)
"... is afforded by the doctrine of cy pres or approximation (as it is called). This doctrine applies where lands are limited to an unborn person for life, ..."