Legal definition of devise
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devise

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"Devise," when used as a noun, includes a testamentary disposition of real or personal property, or of both. When used as a verb, "devise" means to dispose of real or personal property, or of both, by will. (Texas Probate Code, Chapter I, Sec. 3. (h))
Source: Texas Probate Code. website
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“Devise,” when used as a noun, means a testamentary disposition of real or personal property and, when used as a verb, means to dispose of real or personal property by will or trust. The term includes “gift,” “give,” “bequeath,” “bequest,” and “legacy.” A devise is subject to charges for debts, expenses, and taxes as provided in this code, the will, or the trust. ( FL Probate Code, PART II, Sec.731.201(10))
Source: FLorida Probate Code. website
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A disposition of real property in a will
Source: Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia. website. license
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