specific devise
specific devise see devise

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

specific devise
A gift of a specific piece of property through a will. (See also: devise)
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

specific devise
n.
   the gift in a will of a certain piece of real estate to a certain person or persons. Example: "I leave the Lazy Z Ranch to my brother, David."
   See also: devise, will

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • specific devise — A devise of real estate specifically described, or a portion or share thereof, or a devise of all the testator s right, title and interest in real estate specifically described. 57 Am J1st Wills § 1404 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • specific legacy — see legacy Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. specific legacy …   Law dictionary

  • specific — spe·cif·ic /spə si fik/ adj 1: relating to a particular thing 2: intended for or restricted to a particular end or object 3: being of a particularly identified kind or nature spe·cif·i·cal·ly / i klē, kə lē/ adv spec·i·fic·i·ty …   Law dictionary

  • devise — /davayz/ A testamentary disposition of land or realty; a gift of real property by the last will and testament of the donor. When used as a noun, means a testamentary disposition of real or personal property and when used as a verb, means to… …   Black's law dictionary

  • devise — /davayz/ A testamentary disposition of land or realty; a gift of real property by the last will and testament of the donor. When used as a noun, means a testamentary disposition of real or personal property and when used as a verb, means to… …   Black's law dictionary

  • specific bequest — (or specific devise). A testamentary gift of specific personal property (e.g. my old rocking chair ) or of a specific amount of cash. A specific bequest (or devise) is a gift by will of a specific article or part of testator s estate, which is… …   Black's law dictionary

  • specific — Precisely formulated or restricted; definite; explicit; of an exact or particular nature. People v. Thomas, 25 Cal.2d 880,156 P.2d 7,17. Having a certain form or designation; observing a certain form; particular; precise; tending to specify, or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • specific bequest — See specific devise; specific legacy …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • specific devisee — One named in a will as the recipient of a specific devise …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • devise — de‧vise [dɪˈvaɪz] verb [transitive] LAW to give land or buildings to someone after you die by writing it in a will devise noun [uncountable] see also bequest * * * Ⅰ …   Financial and business terms

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