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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