DEFINITION of 'Nuncupative Will'
A verbal will that must have two witnesses and can only deal with the distribution of personal property. A nuncupative will is considered a "deathbed" will, meaning that it is a safety for people struck with a terminal illness and robbed of the ability or time to draft a proper written will.
BREAKING DOWN 'Nuncupative Will'
Nuncupative wills are usually considered invalid, especially when they contradict an existing legal will.