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n. a person who receives a gift of real property by a will. The distinction between gifts of real property and personal property are actually blurred, so terms like beneficiary or legatee cover those receiving any gift by a will.
deviseenoun acceptor, beneficiary, donee, grantee, heir, inheritor, legatee, recipient, successor, transferee
See also: donee, feoffee, grantee, heir, legatee, payee, recipient, transferee
DEVISEE. A person to whom a devise has been made.
2. All persons who are in rerum natura, and even embryos, may be devisees, unless excepted by some positive law. In general, he who can acquire property by his labor and industry, may receive a devise. C. & N. 353.