devastavit


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devastavit

(ˌdiːvəˈsteɪvɪt)
n
the waste or mismanagement, whether wilful or by neglect, of a deceased person's estate by the executor of his or her will or another trustee of the estatea legal writ declaring this offence
[from Latin dēvastāre to waste]
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(29) PVC, I: 245: 'Inde terram comitis Fuxi penetrans, castella ipsius plurima devastavit, ipsum etiam burgum Fuxi totum combussit.