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- noun The doctrine that permits the terms of a charitable trust to be modified to achieve a purpose close to the donor's original intent where the original purpose cannot be legally or practically achieved.
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- noun law In the law governing
charitable trusts, the doctrine that a court may direct the funds of the trust to a best alternative, to be chosenwhen the original beneficiaryis no longera choice.
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[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman : cy, so, as (from Latin sīc, so; see sic) + pres, near (from Late Latin pressē, close to, from Latin pressus, past participle of premere, to press closely; see press).]
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Anglo-Norman cy pres, see French ci-près.
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