In Terrorem Clause Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of In Terrorem Clause, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is In Terrorem Clause?

To threaten or in fear It is a clause mentioned in the will wherby it is stated that no beneficiary or donee should challenge the Will for its validity and that if he/she does so and looses the legal battle, not even the mentioned legacy of his/her part will be given to them. Such clause is mentioned in the Will by the Will writer to threaten anyone from fighting a legal case incase of disappointment of the declared Will.