| Commentary

171 Immediate gifts

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F: NON-CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS OR PURPOSES

171 Immediate gifts

There is no legal difficulty in constituting an immediate gift by will to a non-charitable institution1. The constitution of the institution concerned will govern the use of the gift, subject of course to any special condition imposed by the testator. Immediate gifts intended for purposes which are not charitable normally operate as conditional gifts to the named recipient, enforceable only by means of the resulting trust to the testator’s estate which arises on breach of the condition. In the event of any serious technical inadequacy in the expression of the

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