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GiftsA Study in Comparative Law$
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Richard Hyland

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195343366

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343366.001.0001

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The legal concept of the gift

The legal concept of the gift

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(p.127) 3 THE LEGAL CONCEPT OF THE GIFT
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Gifts
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Hyland Richard

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343366.003.0003

This chapter begins with a discussion of the legal definition of a gift. It then discusses the four definitional elements of the gift for comparative purposes. These include gratuitousness, the subjective element, an inter vivos transfer, and the gift object.

Keywords:   gift law, law of gifts, gift giving, legal definition, gratuity, inter vivos transfer

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