devastavit

noun
dev·​a·​sta·​vit | \ ˌde-və-ˈstā-vit \

Legal Definition of devastavit

1 : mismanagement or waste of the assets in the estate of a deceased person by the fiduciary in charge of the estate (as the executor)
2 : a common-law writ seeking a remedy for devastavit

History and Etymology for devastavit

Medieval Latin, he/she has spoiled (someone's property)

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“Devastavit.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/devastavit. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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