derogatory clause

derogatory clause
In a will, this is a sentence or secret character, inserted by the testator, of which he reserves the knowledge to himself, with a condition that no will he may make thereafter should be valid, unless this clause be inserted word for word. This is done as a precaution to guard against later wills being extorted by violence, or otherwise improperly obtained. Such a provision is anomalous.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • derogatory clause — A clause which a testator has secretly inserted in his will, the will containing a provision that any will thereafter made by him without the precise clause is to be void. The provision is anomalous to the same extent that an irrevocable will is… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • derogatory clause — In a will, this is a sentence or secret character, inserted by the testator, of which he reserves the knowledge to himself, with a condition that no will he may make thereafter should be valid, unless this clause be inserted word for word. This… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • clausula derogatoria — A derogatory clause a clause which impinges upon authority not to be denied …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Papal rescripts — are responses of the pope or a Sacred Congregation, in writing, to queries or petitions of individuals. Some rescripts concern the granting of favours; others the administration of justice under canon law, e. g. the interpretation of a law, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Papal Rescripts — • Responses of the pope or a Sacred Congregation, in writing, to queries or petitions of individuals Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Papal Rescripts     Papal Rescripts   …   Catholic encyclopedia

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