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Definition: Devisee


Quick Summary of Devisee

One who receives a gift of real property through a will. Also known as a distributee.

What is the dictionary definition of Devisee?

Dictionary Definition

a person to whom something, especially real estate, is left by the terms of a will.

n. 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.

Full Definition of Devisee

devisee is someone who inherits real estate.

Synonyms For Devisee

legatee, heir, beneficiary, recipient, donee

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Devisee. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd.
March 31, 2023
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Devisee. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: March 31, 2023).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Devisee. Retrieved March 31, 2023
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Devisee are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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