Meaning of “living will” in the English Dictionary

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"living will" in British English

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living willnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌlɪv.ɪŋ ˈwɪl/ us /ˌlɪv.ɪŋ ˈwɪl/

a written document in which a person says what type of medical treatment they would like if they become so ill that they are certain to die and are unable to communicate their wishes about their treatment

(Definition of “living will” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"living will" in American English

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living willnoun [ C ]

us /ˈlɪv·ɪŋ ˈwɪl/

a written document in which you state the types of medical treatment you do not want if you become so ill that you will die soon

(Definition of “living will” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"living will" in Business English

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living willnoun [ C ]

uk us

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.
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(Definition of “living will” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)