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noun as in beneficiary

noun as in heir

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Or, if the land has been given to a devisee, he can require the executor or administrator to pay the mortgage.

A person to whom real estate is given is called a devisee; the receiver of personal property a legatee.

Any person may be a devisee or legatee including married women, minors and corporations.

A person benefiting under a will is a legatee of money, or a devisee of land, and not an heir to either.

If he dies intestate it goes to his heir-at-law, and if he devises the estate it goes to the devisee.


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On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to devisee, such as: heir, recipient, assignee, donee, grantee, and heiress.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.