inter vivos

[ in-ter vahy-vohs, vee- ]
/ ˈɪn tər ˈvaɪ voʊs, ˈvi- /

adverb, adjective Law.

(especially of a gift or trust) taking effect during the lifetimes of the parties involved; between living persons.

Nearby words

  1. inter,
  2. inter alia,
  3. inter alios,
  4. inter nos,
  5. inter se,
  6. inter-,
  7. inter-allied,
  8. inter-american,
  9. inter-war,
  10. inter.

Origin of inter vivos

First recorded in 1830–40, inter vivos is from the Latin word inter vīvōs literally, among the living

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British Dictionary definitions for inter vivos

inter vivos

/ Latin (ˈɪntə ˈviːvɒs) /

adjective

law between living peoplean inter vivos gift
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