Devastavit
Devastavit Dev`as*ta"vit, n. [L., he has wasted.] (Law) Waste or misapplication of the assets of a deceased person by an executor or an administrator. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • devastavit — dev·a·sta·vit /ˌde və stā vit/ n [Medieval Latin, he/she has spoiled (someone s property)] 1: mismanagement or waste of the assets in the estate of a deceased person by the fiduciary in charge of the estate (as the executor) 2: a common law writ… …   Law dictionary

  • devastavit — ˌdevəˈstāvə̇t, äv noun ( s) Etymology: Latin, he has laid waste, 3d person singular perfect indicative active of devastare 1. : mismanagement or waste of the goods of a deceased person by his executor who may thereby be liable 2. : a writ whereby …   Useful english dictionary

  • devastavit — dev·as·ta·vit …   English syllables

  • devastavit — /dɛvəˈsteɪvət/ (say devuh stayvuht) noun any violation or neglect of duty by a personal representative which makes them personally responsible to persons having claims on the assets, as creditors and beneficiaries. {Latin: he or she has laid… …   Australian English dictionary

  • devastavit — /devasteyvat/ He has wasted. The act of an executor or administrator in wasting the goods of the deceased; mismanagement of the estate by which a loss occurs. A breach of trust or misappropriation of assets held in a fiduciary character; any… …   Black's law dictionary

  • devastavit — /devasteyvat/ He has wasted. The act of an executor or administrator in wasting the goods of the deceased; mismanagement of the estate by which a loss occurs. A breach of trust or misappropriation of assets held in a fiduciary character; any… …   Black's law dictionary

  • devastavit — Mismanagement of the estate and effects of a decedent, or a misapplication or waste of the assets, in violation of the duty imposed upon an executor or administrator. 31 Am J2d Ex & Ad § 265 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • waste of assets — devastavit 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • ABDERANA — Saracenorum Rex, duce Aburmane, agrum Barchinonensem, Gerundensemque devastavit. Blondus, Dec. 2. A. C. 827 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • EZECHIAS — Rex Iudae, fil. Ahaz. 2. Reg. c. 18. v. 1. 1. Par. c. 3. v. 23. Lat. fortitudo Domini. successit patri in regno Iudae, A.M. 3308. A. C. 754. Hic pius vestigia David secutus est: dissipavit extelsa, contrivit statuas, succîdit lucos, confregitque… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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