devisat vel non

noun
dev·​i·​sat vel non | \ ˈdevəˌsatˌvelˈnän\

Definition of devisat vel non

: a written document that sets forth the questions of fact pertinent to the validity of an alleged will and is sent from a court of probate or chancery having jurisdiction to allow or disallow a will to a court of common law having a jury so that the answers of the jury after trial will be recorded thereon and returned to the original court for the proper judgment as to the validity of the will

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History and Etymology for devisat vel non

New Latin, he bequeaths or not

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