devisee

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n devisee someone to whom property (especially realty) is devised by will
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Devisee (Law) One to whom a devise is made, or real estate given by will.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n devisee The person to whom a devise is made; one to whom real estate is bequeathed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Devisee one to whom real estate is bequeathed
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. deviser, devise—Low L. divisa, a division of goods, a mark, a device—L. dividĕre, divisum, to divide.

Usage

In literature:

The devisees take their estates cum onere.
"Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee" by (His Son) Captain Robert E. Lee
Creditors may recover their debts from heirs or devisees of the will of a debtor.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
The devisee, by the will, acted very strangely about the property.
"The Galaxy, Volume 23, No. 2, February, 1877" by Various
If a testator devises mortgaged land, is the devisee or person who receives the land also entitled to the money due from the mortgagor?
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
If he dies intestate it goes to his heir-at-law, and if he devises the estate it goes to the devisee.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2" by Various
It belongs to the rule which fixes the rights of devisees or legatees under a will.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various
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