specific devise

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: will, devise)

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to decedent's son was a specific devise by decedent removing the property from spouse's claim of exempt property.
In order to accomplish the desired result under the assumed facts of this article the decedent's will in this instance would have to provide a specific devise similar to the following: I devise 501 shares of my XYZ Corporation, common stock, to my wife, Mary Roe.
It must be recognized that the reason that the above technique works so well is because what is involved is a specific devise of the 501 shares.