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 nūncupātīvus from Late Latin so-called from Latin nūncupātus past participle of nūncupāre to name nōmen name ; see nō-men- in Indo-European roots. capere to take ; see kap- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin nuncupÄtÄ«vus (“nominal").