de·​vi·​see | \ ˌde-və-ˈzē How to pronounce devisee (audio) , di-ˌvī-ˈzē \

Definition of devisee

: one to whom a devise of property is made

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Recent Examples on the Web When a person dies, his claim passes to his heirs or devisees, subject to the administration of his estate. Virginia Hammerle, Dallas News, "Barriers abound," 26 Jan. 2020

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1543, in the meaning defined above

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“Devisee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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de·​vi·​see | \ ˌde-və-ˈzē, di-ˌvī-ˈzē How to pronounce devisee (audio) \

Legal Definition of devisee

: one to whom a devise of property is made — compare heir, legatee, next of kin

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