devisavit vel non


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

Word History


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

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“Devisavit vel non.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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