devisee
noun Date: 1543 one to whom a devise of property is made

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  • devisee — de·vi·see /ˌde və zē, di ˌvī zē/ n: one to whom a devise of property is made compare heir, legatee, next of kin Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • Devisee — Dev i*see , n. (Law) One to whom a devise is made, or real estate given by will. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • devisee — [dev΄ə zē′, di vī′zē] n. [< DEVISE + EE1] Law the person to whom real property has been devised …   English World dictionary

  • devisée — (de vi zée) s. f. Conversation, entretien familier. HISTORIQUE    XIVe s. •   Porter fist en la nef tout à sa devisée [comme il le voulait], Guesclin. 9860. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Deviser. SUPPLÉMENT AU DICTIONNAIRE    DEVISÉE. Ajoutez : •   Cette longue… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • devisee — /davayziy/ The person to whom lands or other real property are devised or given by will. In the case of a devise to an existing trust or trustee, or to a trustee on trust described by will, the trust or trustee is the devisee and the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • devisee — /davayziy/ The person to whom lands or other real property are devised or given by will. In the case of a devise to an existing trust or trustee, or to a trustee on trust described by will, the trust or trustee is the devisee and the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • devisee — The beneficiary named in a devise which in the best legal sense is a testamentary gift of real estate. See devise; residuary devisee …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • devisee — /di vuy zee , dev euh zee/, n. Law. a person to whom a devise is made. [1535 45; DEVISE + EE] * * * …   Universalium

  • devisee — noun the person or entity to whom property is devised in a will …   Wiktionary

  • devisee — dev·i·see || ‚devɪ ziː n. one who inherits property …   English contemporary dictionary

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