Nun*cu"pa*tive (?), a. [L. nuncupativus nominal: cf. F. nuncupatif.]
Publicly or solemnly declaratory.
Nominal; existing only in name.
Oral; not written.
Nuncupative will or testament, a will or testament made by word of mouth only, before witnesses, as by a soldier or seaman, and depending on oral testimony for proof.
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