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 (dĭ-vī′zē′, dĕv′ĭ-zē′)
n. Law
One to whom a devise is made; a beneficiary.


(dɪvaɪˈziː; ˌdɛvɪ-)
(Law) property law a person to whom property, esp realty, is devised by will. Compare legatee


(dɪ vaɪˈzi, ˌdɛv ə zi)

a person to whom a devise of property is made.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.devisee - someone to whom property (especially realty) is devised by will
beneficiary, donee - the recipient of funds or other benefits
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The term "transferee" includes "donee, heir, legatee, devisee, and distributee," and with respect to estate taxes also includes "any person who, under [section]6324(a)(2), is personally liable for any part of such tax" [IRC .
The personal representative may similarly serve a copy of the notice on any devisee under another will or heirs or others who claim or may claim an interest in the estate.
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6901(h) provides that the term "transferee" includes "donee, heir, legatee, devisee, and distributee.
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The only other surviving devisee under the will was Francis E.
304, 356-62 (1816) (holding that a validly enacted treaty preempts conflicting state law); Fairfax's Devisee v.
119) Because a will or trust is not a contract, the testator may not unilaterally force any devisee to give up his or her right to access the civil courts.
Under the draft regulations, an heir or devisee would have to wait approximately four months after the decedent's death before obtaining title to any property left to them.
64) The designated national would include a decedent, the personal representative, a creditor, heir, legatee, devisee, or distributee of a beneficiary of the decedent's estate.
Since the right is survivable, renewal can take place at the instance of a devisee for a specified period after death (for example, life plus fifty years), after which the assets of the celebrity (particularly those of historical significance) becomes a part our "common heritage".