Manual Gift Law and Legal Definition

Manual gift refers to a gift of movable property. Manual gift can only be made with respect to tangible property. It is made by delivery without any formalities. An incorporeal thing cannot be the subject of a manual gift. A manual gift is not subject to any collation.

The following is a case law defining manual gift :

A manual gift is the giving of corporeal movable effects, accompanied by a real delivery, and is not subject to any formality.[Le Blanc v. Volker, 198 So. 398, 400 (La.App. 1940)]