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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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Yet, the lists of 'not-quite-identical' terms denoting the same phenomenon but implying subtle or important nuances (often stylistic, not conceptual) are long both in legal English (devisee, legatee, successor, legal representative, heir, legal successor, inheritor, alienee, assign, assignee, grantee, subsequent proprietor, transferee, descendant) and legal Spanish (derechohabiente, descendiente, heredado, heredatario, heredero, sucesor).
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