execution of will meaning

  "execution of will" in a sentence
  • [Law]
    The process by which a testator's will is made legally valid. Under the Wills Act 1837 the will must be signed at the end by the testator or by someone authorized by him, and the signature must be made or acknowledged (see ACKNOWLEDGMENT) by the testator in the presence of at least two witnesses, present at the same time, who must themselves sign the will or acknowledge their signatures in the testator's presence. A will witnessed by a beneficiary or the beneficiary's spouse is not void, but the gift to that beneficiary or spouse is void.


  1. He becomes an outlaw after refusing to preside over the execution of Will Scarlett, his brother and Allan A Dale.
  2. They do nothing but checking the validity and execution of wills . talk ) 16 : 05, 27 May 2008 ( UTC)
  3. Although the primary responsibility of a qadi was a judicial one, he was generally charged with certain nonjudicial responsibilities as well, such as the administration of religious endowments ( waqfs ), the legitimization of the accession or deposition of a ruler, the execution of wills, the accreditation of witnesses, guardianship over orphans and others in need of protection, and supervision of the enforcement of public morals ( % isbah ).

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