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in terrorem clause

[ in te-rawr-em, -rohr- ]
/ ɪn tɛˈrɔr ɛm, -ˈroʊr- /
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noun Law.
a clause in a will stating that a beneficiary who contests the will shall lose his or her legacy.
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Origin of in terrorem clause

From Latin in terrōrem “into terror,” i.e., by intimidation, by way of warning
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