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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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Making the gift

Making the gift

Chapter:
(p.353) 6 MAKING THE GIFT
Source:
Gifts
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Hyland Richard

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343366.003.0006

> From the point of view of the private law, there is little conceptual unity to the practice of gift giving other than the sense of concern it may provoke. As a result, two thousand years of legislation have left some legal systems with an historical accumulation of rules, exceptions, and exceptions to exceptions. This chapter discusses the form requirements for the donor's disposition, followed by those relevant to the donee's acceptance, and the requirements for perfection and renunciation.

Keywords:   legal systems, gift law, law of gifts, gift giving, disposition, common law, renunciation, acceptance, perfection

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