Definition of Rule 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.

Exact synonyms: Cy Pres, Cy Pres Doctrine
Generic synonyms: Regulation, Rule



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rule Of Cy Pres

rulable
rule
rule-based
rule-book
rule-books
rule-governed
rule-of-thumb
rule OK
rule against perpetuities
rule book
rule books
rule in
rule nisi
rule of bigeminy
rule of coss
rule of cy pres (current term)
rule of evidence
rule of grammar
rule of law
rule of morphology
rule of nines
rule of outlet
rule of reason
rule of recognition
rule of the road
rule of thirds
rule of thumb
rule on
rule out
rule over

Literary usage of Rule of cy pres

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1. A Concise Treatise on the Construction of Wills by Francis Vaughan Hawkins, John Sword, Frederick Moore Leonard (1885)
"The rule of cy pres may be applied to some only of a class of children, leaving the estates of other members of the class unaffected by it. ..."

2. Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science by George Woodyatt Hastings (1881)
"Yet, under this rule of cy-pres, the Court of Chancery considers itself bound, in making any new scheme, to adhere as nearly to the founder's intention as ..."

3. Selected Cases on Equity by George Luther Clark (1921)
"''The usual definition of the equitable rule of cy pres has been stated thus: "When a definite function or duty is to be performed, and it cannot be done in ..."

4. Select Cases Argued and Adjudged in the High Court of Chancery: Before the by Steuart Macnaghten, Great Britain Court of Chancery, Peter King King (1850)
"... according to the rule of cy pres, without interfering with the limited interests which the other children took under the same will, and which it was ..."

5. Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science by George Woodyatt Hastings, Andrew Edgar, Charles Wager Ryalls, Edwin Pears (1881)
"Yet, under this rule of cy-pres, the Court of Chancery considers itself bound, in making any new scheme, to adhere as nearly to the founder's intention as ..."

6. Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1866)
"That the rule of cy pres, so far as applied in England, has not been uniformly applied, and is not applied to personal estate, of which much the largest ..."

7. Reports of Cases Adjudged in the High Court of Chancery: Before the Right by Great Britain Court of Chancery, James Wigram, James Lewis Knight Bruce, George James Turner, William Page Wood Hatherley (1845)
"That, inasmuch as the children of the after-born child of A. could not take as purchasers, the devise would be supported according to the rule of cy pres or ..."

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