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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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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.
1) What sustains this hypothesis, with the particular content p rather than a different content, p, is that it offers the best devisable explanation of the behaviour that generated the text from which we start out.
If the remainder is devisable or inheritable, as under current law, descendants will take the remainder unless the remainderman diverts it to others.
a privately held real estate investment/development company, set about to incorporate the most progressive HVAC system devisable in its construction of 633 St.
Elective work sharing is far more acceptable and a lot less devisable than any unilateral decision by the employer or even by a majority of workers in a local union.
The Minister said increase in GST on petroleum products and changes in other taxes is imperative to meet various needs including release of funds to the provinces from devisable pool.