Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A gift of personal property, made by one in expectation of death then imminent, and upon an essential condition that the property shall belong fully to the donee in case the donor dies, leaving the donee surviving and the gift unrevoked. See 99 Am. St. Rep. 891, note.