devisee

noun de·vi·see \ ˌde-və-ˈzē , di-ˌvī-ˈzē \

Definition of devisee

: one to whom a devise of property is made

First Known Use of devisee

1543

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devisee

noun de·vi·see \ ˌde-və-ˈzē, di-ˌvī-ˈzē \

legal Definition of devisee

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


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