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1 n. A gift by will of real property (compare bequest; legacy); the beneficiary is called the devisee. A devise may be specific (e.g. “my house, Blackacre, to A”), general (e.g. “all my real property to B”), or residuary (e.g. after a specific devise “…and the rest of my real property to C”).

2 vb. To dispose of real property by will.

Subjects: Law.


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