inter vivos

[in-ter vahy-vohs, vee-]

adverb, adjective Law.

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

Origin of inter vivos

First recorded in 1830–40, inter vivos is from the Latin word inter vīvōs literally, among the living Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for inter vivos

inter vivos


law between living peoplean inter vivos gift
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