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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 new technology, devised at Paisley University, would let people download books or newspapers to read on their screens anywhere.
It was Nikola Tesla, not Marconi, who invented the first radio; it was Tesla, not Edison, who devised the system of electric power distribution now used throughout the world.
Postal Service devised a better way to help reassure its customers.
BRITISH doctors have devised a blood test which can tell in minutes if somebody has had a heart attack.
It suggests that an unexpected inflationary component has now insinuated itself into the consensual econometric models devised by theoreticians, inasmuch as barbers such as Flynn are now imposing what is essentially a "punitive" tax on their customers to compensate for their own misfortunes.
Also, a list of prayer days has been devised beginning in April of this year.
The key is a set of computerized algorithms he devised that enables an overlay the size of a wheelchair cushion to adjust to resident motion.
He gives the example of a maths problem devised by a child: `Vince the vegetarian vampire lives on blood oranges and each blood orange in a parcel of six had so many pips in it'.
In Enlightenment times, Roy Porter points out, although a personal Providence was commonly accepted, people did try to prevent accidents - taking care, rationally - and devised such social institutions as insurance and hospitals to try to repair the damage.
Nutcracker has many incarnations--from the made-for-television classic with Baryshnikov and Kirkland to The Hard Nut devised by Mark Morris.
This rule would appear to prevent an estate from deducting a loss even if title to the residence was in the decedent's sole name and the property was specifically devised. However, the memorandum states that, although estate representatives have no control over such property, they have the power to sell it if other assets passing under other types of dispositions have been exhausted.
But it is puzzling to read, "Just laws had to be devised, but they were devised not on the basis of what ought to be but on what had to happen post facto in the Muslim community" (p.