holograph

holograph
/ho(w)lagraef/ A will or deed written entirely by the testator or grantor with his own hand and not witnessed (attested). State laws vary widely with respect to the status of self-written "holographic" wills. Some states categorically refuse to recognize any will not meeting the formal statutory requirements relating to attestation clause, witnesses, etc. Others will recognize a holographic will if all or certain portions are in the handwriting of the testator. And many states that do not recognize holographic wills executed by their own citizens within their borders will nevertheless recognize such wills if valid under other jurisdictions. Under the Uniform Probate Code (as adopted by several states), such will is valid, whether or not witnessed, if the signature and the material provisions are in the handwriting of the testator. No. 2-503

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • holograph — ho·lo·graph / hō lə ˌgraf, hä / n [Late Latin holographus, from Late Greek holographos, from Greek holos whole, complete + graphein to write]: a document (as a will or a deed) entirely in the handwriting of the person whose act it purports to be… …   Law dictionary

  • holograph — [häl′əgraf΄, hō′ləgraf΄] adj. [Fr holographe < LL holographus < LGr holographos < Gr holos, whole (see HOLO ) + graphein, to write: see GRAPHIC] written entirely in the handwriting of the person under whose name it appears n. a holograph …   English World dictionary

  • Holograph — Hol o*graph, n. [L. holographus entirely autograph, Gr. olo grafos; o los whole + gra fein to write: cf. F. holographe, olographe.] 1. A document, as a letter, deed, or will, wholly in the handwriting of the person from whom it proceeds and whose …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • holograph — hol o*graph, v. t. To produce a holographic image of, by holography. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • holograph — document written entirely by the person from whom it proceeds, 1620s, from L.L. holographus, from Gk. holographos written entirely by the same hand, lit. written in full, from holos whole (see SAFE (Cf. safe) (adj.)) + graphos written, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • holograph — hologram UK [ˈhɒləɡræm] / US [ˈhɑləˌɡræm] or holograph UK [ˈhɒləɡrɑːf] / US [ˈhɑləˌɡræf] noun [countable] Word forms hologram : singular hologram plural holograms Word forms holograph : singular holograph plural holographs a kind of picture that… …   English dictionary

  • holograph — holograph1 /hol euh graf , grahf , hoh leuh /, adj. 1. Also, holographic /hol euh graf ik, hoh leuh /, holographical. wholly written by the person in whose name it appears: a holograph letter. n. 2. a holograph writing, as a deed, will, or letter …   Universalium

  • holograph — I hol•o•graph [[t]ˈhɒl əˌgræf, ˌgrɑf, ˈhoʊ lə [/t]] adj. 1) Also, hol o•graph′ic [[t] ˈgræf ɪk[/t]] hol o•graph′i•cal. wholly written by the person in whose name it appears: a holograph letter[/ex] 2) a holograph writing, as a deed • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • holograph — /ˈhɒləgræf/ (say holuhgraf), / graf/ (say grahf) adjective Also, holographic /hɒləˈgræfɪk/ (say holuh grafik). 1. wholly written by the person in whose name it appears: a holograph letter. –noun 2. a holograph writing. 3. Law a deed in writing,… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Holograph — holografas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. holograph vok. Holograph, m rus. голограф, m pranc. holographe, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • holograph — holografas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. holograph vok. Holograph, m rus. голограф, m pranc. holographe, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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