A gift given by means of the will of a decedent of an interest in real property.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
An old legal term that is generally used to refer to real estate left to someone under the terms of a will, or to the act of leaving such real estate. In some states, devise now applies to any kind of property left by will, making it identical to the term bequest. Compare: bequest
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:14 pm