| Commentary

182 Gifts to specific charities

| Commentary

H: MORAL OBLIGATIONS

182 Gifts to specific charities

It is not uncommon for a charity to receive a testamentary gift which a reasonable individual would feel it wrong to accept, or to accept in full. Typical examples are:

  1. 182.1

        where, for some reason which the testator did not anticipate, the charitable gift, usually of residue, is a great deal more valuable than he envisaged;

  2. 182.2

        where, owing to some defect in the drafting or execution of the will, the charity has benefited at the expense of some other intended beneficiary; or

  3. 182.3

        where the testator failed during his lifetime to give

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