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devise

A transfer of real property by virtue of the provisions in a will. Contrast with descent, which is a transfer by virtue of statutory provisions controlling ownership of real estate when one dies without a will.
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A complete administrative vacuum, as befell Kosovo and East Timor, makes a compelling case for executive international authority, but post-Taliban Afghanistan shows that such authority is not a necessity: local interim arrangements may also be devisable.
The MMR is a significant investment of time, and the discussion that ensues is probably the best JO training devisable.
Included devisable pool transfers, straight transfers and Profit from Hydroelectricity.
The Court did not decide whether ERISA would permit a nonparticipant spouse to obtain a devisable community property interest in benefits actually paid out during the existence of the community between the participant and the spouse.