devisee

[ dih-vahy-zee, dev-uh-zee ]
/ dɪ vaɪˈzi, ˌdɛv ə zi /

noun Law.

a person to whom a devise is made.

Nearby words

  1. deviously,
  2. devirginate,
  3. devisable,
  4. devisal,
  5. devise,
  6. devisor,
  7. devitalize,
  8. devitalized,
  9. devitalized pulp,
  10. devitrify

Origin of devisee

First recorded in 1535–45; devise + -ee

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British Dictionary definitions for devisee

devisee

/ (dɪvaɪˈziː, ˌdɛvɪ-) /

noun

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