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devisavit vel non

noun dev·i·sa·vit vel non \ˌde-və-ˈzā-vit-ˌvel-ˈnän, ˌdā-vē-ˈsä-vit-ˌvel-ˈnōn\

Legal Definition of devisavit vel non

  1. :  a document that sets forth the questions of fact pertinent to the validity of an alleged will and is sent from a court of probate or chancery to a court of law for a jury trial for judgment as to the validity of the will —called also devisat vel non

Origin and Etymology of devisavit vel non

New Latin, (whether) he/she bequeaths or not

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to criticize severely

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