Doctrine of cy près

Doctrine of cy près,

Definition of Doctrine of cy près:

  1. Legal principle that if the intention of a testator or a trustor cannot be carried out exactly as expressed in the written instrument, a court can re-form the instrument for its purpose to be carried out as nearly as possible to the original intention. French for, as near as. See also doctrine of approximation.

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