Nuncupative willor testament, a will or testament made by word of mouth only, before witnesses, as by a soldier or seaman, and depending on oral testimony for proof. Blackstone.

(Nun*cu"pa*to*ry) a. Nuncupative; oral.

(Nun"di*nal) n. A nundinal letter.

(Nun"di*nal Nun"di*na*ry) a. [L. nundinalis, nundinarius, fr. nundinae the market day, the weekly market, prop., the ninth day, fr. nundinus belonging to nine days; novem nine + dies day: cf. F. nundinal.] Of or pertaining to a fair, or to a market day.

Nundinal letter, among the Romans, one of the first eight letters of the alphabet, which were repeated successively from the first to the last day of the year. One of these always expressed the market day, which returned every nine days

(Nun"di*nate) v. i. [L. nundinatus, p. p. of nundinary to attend fairs, to traffic. See Nundinal, a.] To buy and sell at fairs or markets. [Obs.]

(Nun`di*na"tion) n. [L. nundinatio.] Traffic at fairs; marketing; buying and selling. [Obs.]

Common nundination of pardons.
Abp. Bramhall.

(Nun*na"tion) n. [From nun, the Arabic name of the letter n: cf. NL. nunnatio, F. nunnation.] (Arabic Gram.) The pronunciation of n at the end of words.

(Nun"ner*y) n.; pl. Nunneries [OE. nonnerie, OF. nonerie, F. nonnerie, fr. nonne nun, L. nonna. See Nun.] A house in which nuns reside; a cloister or convent in which women reside for life, under religious vows. See Cloister, and Convent.

(Nun"nish) a. Of, pertaining to, or resembling a nun; characteristic of a nun.Nun"nish*ness, n.

(Nup) n. Same as Nupson. [Obs.]

(||Nu"phar) n. [Per. nfar.] (Bot.) A genus of plants found in the fresh-water ponds or lakes of Europe, Asia, and North America; the yellow water lily. Cf. Nymphaea.

(Nup"son) n. [Of doubtful origin.] A simpleton; a fool. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

1. To declare publicly or solemnly; to proclaim formally. [Obs.]

In whose presence did St. Peter nuncupate it ?

2. To dedicate by declaration; to inscribe; as, to nuncupate a book. [Obs.] Evelyn.

(Nun`cu*pa"tion) n. [L. nuncupatio.] The act of nuncupating. [Obs.]

(Nun*cu"pa*tive) a. [L. nuncupativus nominal: cf. F. nuncupatif.]

1. Publicly or solemnly declaratory. [Obs.]

2. Nominal; existing only in name. [Obs.]

3. Oral; not written.

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