What is devise?

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

Some articles on devise:

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 be ... 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 ...
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. ...
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 ... that he is leaving his $500,000 yacht 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 ...
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 ... Edward Montagu recalled that when he and his colleagues had raised legal objections to the devise, Northumberland had threatened them "trembling for anger, and.. ...

More definitions of "devise":

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

Famous quotes containing the word devise:

    In old times people used to try and square the circle; now they try and devise schemes for satisfying the Irish nation.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    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)

    Poetry, and Picture, are Arts of a like nature; and both are busie about imitation. It was excellently said of Plutarch, Poetry was a speaking Picture, and Picture a mute Poesie. For they both invent, faine, and devise many things, and accommodate all they invent to the use, and service of nature. Yet of the two, the Pen is more noble, than the Pencill. For that can speake to the Understanding; the other, but to the Sense.
    Ben Jonson (1573–1637)