Requesting a word or something for a story please. it can be 1-3 words maximum, I have no ideas on what to describe it as.

  • What kind of "gives" are we talking about here? Commented Oct 26, 2017 at 22:17
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    – J. Taylor
    Commented Oct 26, 2017 at 22:35
  • One word - 'sensible'.
    – Nigel J
    Commented Oct 26, 2017 at 22:43
  • self-divested--assuming it's more or less explained either before or afterward
    – Xanne
    Commented Oct 26, 2017 at 23:44

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The best phrase I can think of would be "antemortem bestower".

The word "antemortem" means "before death", while "bestower" is defined as "a person who bestows". Ergo, the phrase "antemortem bestower" would mean "a person who gives things before they die".

This is fairly similar to "someone who gives everything away before they die", except it's lacking the "everything" part.


Can you stretch to six words?

you can't take it with you.
Enjoy material things while you're alive, as in Go ahead and buy the fancier car; you can't take it with you. This phrase gained currency as the title of a very popular play (1936) by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart and of the 1938 film based on it. [First half of 1800s].
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.

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