devastavit

noun

dev·​a·​sta·​vit
ˌde-və-ˈstā-vit
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

Word History

Etymology

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

Dictionary Entries Near devastavit

Cite this Entry

“Devastavit.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/devastavit. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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