What is devise?

  • (verb): Give by will, especially real property.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on devise:

Abatement Of Debts And Legacies - Definitions
... A specific devise, is a specific gift in a will to a specific person other than an amount of money ... to his brother Mike, the yacht would be a specific devise ... A general devise, is a monetary gift to a specific person to be satisfied out of the overall estate ...
Saint-Tropez - Devise
... Ad usque fidelis - in latin - meaning "Faithful to the end" ... After the "dark age of plundering" in the French riviera ...
Devise, Somme - Population
... Historical population of Devise, Somme Year 2006 ... Population 67. ...
Merism - Legal Usage
... writing such a document will often phrase it something like this I bequeath, convey, and devise the rest, residue, and remainder of my property, whether real or personal, and wheresoever it may ... Traditionally, a gift of real property was called a "devise" whereas a gift of other property was a "bequest" ... Nowadays, the words "bequeath" and "devise" are synonymous in most jurisdictions so that "I bequeath the rest of my property to..." is enough in both law and logic to achieve the same result ...
Edward VI Of England - Succession Crisis - Devise For The Succession
... He composed a draft document, headed "My devise for the succession", in which he undertook to change the succession, most probably inspired by his father Henry VIII's precedent ... In early June, Edward personally supervised the drafting of a clean version of his devise by lawyers, to which he lent his signature "in six several places." Then, on 15 June he summoned high ranking ... had raised legal objections to the devise, Northumberland had threatened them "trembling for anger, and.. ...

More definitions of "devise":

  • (noun): (law) a gift of real property by will.
  • (noun): A will disposing of real property.

Famous quotes containing the word devise:

    It is only those who know how to feel that “this is not good” who devise improvements.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    The private buildings [of Virginia] are very rarely constructed of stone or brick; much the greatest proportion being of scantling and boards, plastered with lime. It is impossible to devise things more ugly, uncomfortable, and happily more perishable.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    The swimming hole is still in use. It has the same mudbank. It is still impossible to dress without carrying mud home in one’s inner garments. As an engineer I could devise improvements for that swimming hole. But I doubt if the decrease in mother’s grief at the homecoming of muddy boys would compensate the inherent joys of getting muddy.
    Herbert Hoover (1874–1964)