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

: 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

History and Etymology for devisavit vel non

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

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“Devisavit vel non.” The Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/devisavit%20vel%20non. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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