Definition of nuncupative in English:

nuncupative

adjective

Law
  • (of a will or testament) declared orally as opposed to in writing, especially by a mortally wounded soldier or sailor.

Origin

Mid 16th century: from late Latin nuncupativus, from Latin nuncupat- ‘named, declared’, from the verb nuncupare.

Pronunciation

nuncupative

/ˈnʌŋkjʊˌpətɪv/