Civil law. A secret will signed by the testator, sealed and delivered to a notary in the presence of three to seven witnesses, accompanied by the testator’s declaration that it is a valid will.
? The notary is then required to indorse on the envelope containing the will a statement of all the facts surrounding the transaction, and this is signed by the notary and all the witnesses.
¡ª Also termed mystic testament; secret will; secret testament; closed will; closed testament; sealed will; sealed testament. [Cases: Wills 124.]
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