| Commentary

147 Receipt clause

| Commentary

147 Receipt clause

Charities take different forms, and their constitutions provide variously for the mechanisms by which they may act. It is therefore wise, in order to avoid the expense and trouble for the executors both of ascertaining such constitutional details and of seeing to the actual application of the gift, to include in any testamentary gift to charity an express provision enabling the executors to accept a receipt from the treasurer or other proper officer (for example, the legacies officer) of the charity1.

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