de·vi·see /ˌde-və-'zē, di-ˌvī-'zē/ n: one to whom a devise of property is made compare heir, legatee, next of kin

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun acceptor, beneficiary, donee, grantee, heir, inheritor, legatee, recipient, successor, transferee II index donee, feoffee, grantee, heir, legatee, payee, recipient, transferee

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

The person who receives real property through a devise.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

A person or entity who inherits real estate under the terms of a will. Compare: legatee
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. The individual or entity receiving real property as the result of a devise.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

   a person who receives a gift of real property by a will. The distinction between gifts of real property and personal property is actually blurred, so terms like beneficiary or legatee cover those receiving any gift by a will.
   See also: beneficiary, legatee

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Devisee — Dev i*see , n. (Law) One to whom a devise is made, or real estate given by will. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • devisee — [dev΄ə zē′, di vī′zē] n. [< DEVISE + EE1] Law the person to whom real property has been devised …   English World dictionary

  • devisée — (de vi zée) s. f. Conversation, entretien familier. HISTORIQUE    XIVe s. •   Porter fist en la nef tout à sa devisée [comme il le voulait], Guesclin. 9860. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Deviser. SUPPLÉMENT AU DICTIONNAIRE    DEVISÉE. Ajoutez : •   Cette longue… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • devisee — /davayziy/ The person to whom lands or other real property are devised or given by will. In the case of a devise to an existing trust or trustee, or to a trustee on trust described by will, the trust or trustee is the devisee and the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • devisee — The beneficiary named in a devise which in the best legal sense is a testamentary gift of real estate. See devise; residuary devisee …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • devisee — noun Date: 1543 one to whom a devise of property is made …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • devisee — /di vuy zee , dev euh zee/, n. Law. a person to whom a devise is made. [1535 45; DEVISE + EE] * * * …   Universalium

  • devisee — noun the person or entity to whom property is devised in a will …   Wiktionary

  • devisee — dev·i·see || ‚devɪ ziː n. one who inherits property …   English contemporary dictionary

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