undue influence

A species of fraud or constructive fraud whereby means brought to bear upon a person his free agency is destroyed and the will of another person substituted therefor. 25 Am J2d Dur §§ 35, 36. A species of constructive fraud which the court will not undertake to define particularly less the very definition itself should furnish a guide by which its consequences may be evaded. 23 Am J2d Deeds § 148. As invalidating a will, influence which substitutes the wishes of another for those of the testator; such influence as overcomes the free volition of the testator and substitutes the purposes of another. 57 Am J1st Wills §§ 350, 351. Strictly speaking, there is a difference between fraud and undue influence as grounds of a caveat. Undue influence may, in a general way, be characterized as fraudulent; but not all fraud amounts to undue influence in the meaning of the law. To constitute undue influence within the meaning of the law, there must be mental constraint, moral coercion, the substitution of external for internal agency. Franklin v Belt, 130 Ga 37, 60 SE 146.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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