- a person to whom a devise is made.
Origin of devisee
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The devisee, by the will, acted very strangely about the property.
Or, if the land has been given to a devisee, he can require the executor or administrator to pay the mortgage.
A person to whom real estate is given is called a devisee; the receiver of personal property a legatee.
Any person may be a devisee or legatee including married women, minors and corporations.
A person benefiting under a will is a legatee of money, or a devisee of land, and not an heir to either.A Complete Guide to Heraldry
Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
- property law a person to whom property, esp realty, is devised by willCompare legatee
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