Definition of nuncupatory in English:

nuncupatory

adjective

  • Law. Especially of a will or testament: oral, verbal.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Cartwright (d. 1603), theologian and religious controversialist. From classical Latin nuncupāt-, past participial stem of nuncupāre nuncupate + -ory. Compare post-classical Latin nuncupatorius naming, calling by name (793 in a British source), oral, verbal, dedicatory.

Pronunciation

nuncupatory

/ˌnʌŋkjʊˈpeɪt(ə)ri//ˈnʌŋkjʊpət(ə)ri/