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[dih-vahy-zee, dev-uh-zee]
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noun Law.
  1. a person to whom a devise is made.
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Origin of devisee

First recorded in 1535–45; devise + -ee
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Examples from the Web for devisee

Historical Examples

  • The devisee, by the will, acted very strangely about the property.

    The Galaxy, Volume 23, No. 2, February, 1877


  • 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.

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    Arthur Charles Fox-Davies

British Dictionary definitions for devisee


  1. property law a person to whom property, esp realty, is devised by willCompare legatee
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