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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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Under the draft regulations, an heir or devisee would have to wait approximately four months after the decedent's death before obtaining title to any property left to them.
185) For a court to give effect to such a memorandum, the memorandum must be expressly referenced in the will, in the handwriting of the testator or signed by the testator, and "describe the items and the devisees with reasonable certainty.
In the same subsection of the statute that grants recovery to devisees under a will, recovery is expressly withheld from "those whose relationship with the decedent violated Michigan law.
to be an heir or devisee of the incapacitated principal, the agent
An heir or devisee of a residential property cannot transfer it for commercial purposes without authorization from the State and, in the case of an allocated land use right, the assessment of a fee for converting the allocated land use right to a transferable granted land use right.
394, 406 (1897) (The Court noted that the privilege would survive the testator in a claim by a third party, but not between devisees, where none could rightfully claim a privilege to the exclusion of the others).
Section 1-201(20) defines that an "[i]nterested person includes heirs, devisees, children, spouses, creditors, beneficiaries and any others having a property right in or claim against a trust estate or the estate of a decedent.
However, the plaintiffs claimed that limiting the class of devisees who can take prohibits Native American landowners from conveying their land by descent and devise.
BioFuels") to an irrevocable trust for the benefit of the holders of the Series A Debentures and their respective successors, assigns, heirs and devisees in full and final satisfaction of any obligation the Company might have to the holders of the Series A Debentures, based on the terms and conditions of the debenture agreements.
119) Angrily, he marked "void" over each paragraph of his will, wrote "bastard" and "get nothing" on it, applied Liquid Paper over the names of devisees, and later shredded the document in front of his two insurance agents.
C [section]643(c) defines "beneficiary" to include "heirs, legatees, and devisees.
For an early statement of the argument, see Cunningham's Devisees v.