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Privileged will definition

What does Privileged will mean?

Men or women serving in the Royal Navy, the Army, the Royal Marines or the Royal Air Force, and sailors at sea, may make valid wills without complying with the formalities laid down in ordinary circumstances.

A privileged will need not be in writing, although when it is oral (or nuncupative) the court must be satisfied of the exact words used, or at least their substance, and that it was the intention of the deceased to make a disposition on his death. A privileged written will need not be signed by the testator or attested. A minor who is entitled to make a privileged will and who has attained the age of 14 for males and 12 for females is entitled to make a will.

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Privileged will is referenced 3 in Halsbury's Laws of England

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