Equitable doctrine of approximation

Definition of Equitable doctrine of approximation

This doctrine differs from “Cy pres doctrine” in purpose and application. The last mentioned doctrine applies where an apparent charitable intention has failed, whether by an incomplete disposition at the outset or by subsequent inadequacy of the original object, and its purpose is to give a cy pres or proximate application to testator’s intention, whereas the "equitable doctrine of approximation” merely authorizes a court to vary the details of administration, in order to preserve the trust, and carry out the general purpose of the donor.

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