devise

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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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52) These meetings helped to put programme content devisors and owners, and potential licensees, in touch with one another on a regular and formalised basis.
132) They meant, in their rhetoric at least, that instability of the common law potentially unsettled security of land title and frustrated the intentions of devisors.
Youpee, (57) the Court exhibited a particular concern for the property rights of devisors, concluding in both cases that federal legislation limiting the right of tribal members to pass on property to their heirs effected a taking.