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devisee

[dih-vahy-zee, dev-uh-zee] /dɪ vaɪˈzi, ˌdɛv ə zi/
noun, Law.
1.
a person to whom a devise is made.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; devise + -ee
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Examples for devisee
  • If you are named as a devisee in the will, the law requires that you receive notice of the probate proceeding.
  • Each heir or devisee is liable for the total taxes imposed on the undivided real property of a decedent.
British Dictionary definitions for devisee

devisee

/dɪvaɪˈziː; ˌdɛvɪ-/
noun
1.
(property law) a person to whom property, esp realty, is devised by will Compare legatee
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