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English Legal System: Devise

In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Devise : 1. n.

A gift by will of *real property (Compare bequest; legacy); the beneficiary is called the devisee. A devise may be specific (e.g. “my house, Blackacre, to A”), general (e.g. “all my real property to B”), or residuary (e.g. after a specific devise “…and the rest of my real property to C”).

2. vb. To dispose of real property by will.

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