708. Annuities for maintenance prior to marriage or remarriage.

An annuity1 may be validly given to a person during his widowhood2. A gift of an annuity by will to a person so long as he continues to be the testator's widow or widower ceases on death or remarriage3. The remarriage must be a valid ceremony4. Where, in the case of such a gift, the person is not the testator's widow or widower at his death, the gift is inoperative5, except where it appears that the testator meant to use the word 'widow' or 'widower' in a more general sense than its literal meaning6.

The gift of an annuity to