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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nuncupative \Nun*cu"pa*tive\, a. [L. nuncupativus nominal: cf. F. nuncupatif.] 1. Publicly or solemnly declaratory. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Nominal; existing only in name. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. Oral; not written. [1913 Webster] Nuncupative will or Nuncupative testament, a will or testament made by word of mouth only, before witnesses, as by a soldier or seaman, and depending on oral testimony for proof. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]