Definition of Cy pres doctrine
1. Noun. A rule that when literal compliance is impossible the intention of a donor or testator should be carried out as nearly as possible.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cy Pres Doctrine
cy pres doctrine (current term)
Literary usage of Cy pres doctrine
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Handbook of the Law of Trusts by George Gleason Bogert (1921)
"... it might seem to have some educational features.88 THE cy pres doctrine 63. The attitude of chancery towards charitable trusts is extremely friendly. ..."
2. The Principles of Equity: A Treatise on the System of Justice Administered by George Tucker Bispham (1893)
"The cy pres doctrine. 118. Origin of charitable uses ; Vidal 127. ... Cy pres doctrine in England, 119. Statute of Elizabeth. prerogative and judicial. 120. ..."
3. The Law of Real Property and Other Interests in Land by Herbert Thorndike Tiffany (1903)
"cy pres doctrine. In the case of a gift by will to an unborn person for lifer with remainder in tail, either to his child or to his children, ..."
4. The Law of Charitable Bequests, with an Account of the Mortmain and by Amherst Daniel Tyssen (1888)
"ON THE CY-PRES DOCTRINE. IN charity cases we are constantly meeting with references to the cy-pres doctrine. On analysing the cases in which this doctrine ..."