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Noun: cy pres  'see'prey
  1. A rule that when literal compliance is impossible the intention of a donor or testator should be carried out as nearly as possible
    - rule of cy pres, cy pres doctrine
Noun: cypre
  1. Large tropical American tree of the genus Cordia grown for its abundant creamy white flowers and valuable wood
    - Spanish elm, Equador laurel, salmwood, princewood, Cordia alliodora

Type of: angiospermous tree, flowering tree, regulation, rule

Part of: Cordia, genus Cordia

Encyclopedia: Cy pres