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noun dev·a·sta·vit \ˌde-və-ˈstā-vit\

Legal Definition of devastavit

  1. 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. 2 :  a common-law writ seeking a remedy for devastavit

Origin and Etymology of devastavit

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

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