Law oral, not written: said esp. of wills
Origin of nuncupativeLate Latin nuncupativus, so-called, nominal ; from Classical Latin nuncupare, to name before witnesses as one's heir ; from nomen, name + capere, to take: see have
Relating to or being a will that is delivered orally to witnesses rather than written.
Origin of nuncupativeMedieval Latin n&umacron;ncupat&imacron;vus, from Late Latin, so-called, from Latin n&umacron;ncupatus, past participle of n&umacron;ncupare, to name : n&omacron;men, name; see n&obremac;-men- in Indo-European roots + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin nuncupÄtÄ«vus (“nominal").