Living Will Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is Living Will?

(n) Living will is the document authorizing any person to decide the termination of life by withdrawing the life sustaining medical supports when the testor is critically ill and incapable of taking any decision. The living will indirectly helps a mortally ill patient living with life saving equipments, to die in decorum at the same time absolving the physician from possible liabilities.