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living will

noun [C]
 
 
LAW a written document in which a person expresses their wishes about what they want to happen if they become too ill to make decisions about their medical treatment or legal situation: draw up/make/prepare a living will She had drawn up a living will saying she did not want doctors to keep her alive if she were seriously ill. →  Compare living trust
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