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devise

Law
1. 
a. a disposition of property by will
b. the property so transmitted
2. a will or clause in a will disposing of real property
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It is appropriate, in the spirit of educating people about gay, lesbian, and non-traditional families, to state who you are and who you consider to be your family and devisees.
commonly the patient's heirs or devisees, and the more money spent
The adapted trust for reversionary beneficiaries, subject to the trustee's power of distribution, avoids the complete failure of the decedent's purpose under traditional doctrine, which has required the devisee to hold immediately on the resulting trust.
1930) (holding that a bequest conditioned partly upon the devisee remaining single was not obnoxious to the rule against restraints on marriage).
Austrian Roth & Partners, a real estate consultancy which has acted in place of the owner ("In Loco Domini") for offshore investors, is expanding its capability to provide the same services to individuals, families, trustees, devisees and non-profit organizations.
ought not to be deemed to be repealed, unless the language of a statute be clear and explicit for this purpose" (Fairfax's Devisee v.
Hugh Munro of the same place, as a devisee in the will of Captain John Munro (his grandfather).
803 mandates that, absent a clear direction in the will to the contrary, a specific devise of encumbered property does not entitle the devisee to have the encumbrance paid at the expense of the residuary beneficiary.
These remainderpersons had during the settlor's lifetime precisely that bare expectancy that characterizes the interest of a devisee under the will of a living testator.
Trying a will contest to a panel of lay persons invites litigation such as the Seward Johnson case, in which the strategy is to evoke the jurors' sympathy for disinherited offspring and to excite their likely hostility towards a devisee such as Basia, who can so easily be painted as a homewrecking adventurer.