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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

Origin and Etymology of devastavit

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


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