- a person to whom a devise is made.
Origin of devisee
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Related Wordsheir, recipient, beneficiary, scion, successor, inheritor, possessor, receiver, payee, devisee, grantee, donee, assignee, stipendiary, legatee, heiress, heritor
Examples from the Web for devisee
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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