will

will
An auxiliary verb commonly having the mandatory sense of "shall" or "must." It is a word of certainty, while the word "may" is one of speculation and uncertainty
will, noun
Wish; desire; pleasure; inclination; choice; the faculty of conscious, and especially of deliberate, action. When a person expresses his "will" that a particular disposition be made of his property, his words are words of command, and the word "will" as so used is mandatory, comprehensive, and dispositive in nature. An instrument by which a person makes a disposition of his real and personal property, to take effect after his death, and which by its own nature is ambulatory and revocable during his lifetime.In re Brown's Estate, Tex.Civ.App., 507 S.W.2d 801, 803.
The legal expression or declaration of a person's mind or wishes as to the disposition of his property, to be performed or take effect after his death. A revocable instrument by which a person makes disposition of his property to take effect after his death. Howard's Ex'r v. Dempster, 246 Ky. 153, 54 S.W.2d 660, 661.
A written instrument executed with the formalities required by statutes, whereby a person makes a disposition of his property (real and personal) to take effect after his death.
For competency to make will, see competent.
See also codicil
- mariner's will
- reciprocal wills
- witness (witness to will).
- renunciation (of will)
Criminal Law
The power of the mind which directs the action of a man.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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