devisee


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devisee

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.

devisee

noun 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.

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TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) [Article 15: Prior to payment of the inheritance tax, the estate shall not be divided or paid to heirs or devisees, and no title to any of the estate property shall be transferred.
Section 1-201(20) defines that an "[i]nterested person includes heirs, devisees, children, spouses, creditors, beneficiaries and any others having a property right in or claim against a trust estate or the estate of a decedent.
Even before Havoco of America, at least one appellate court ruled that the equitable defense of unclean hands did not form a basis for denying homestead protection against a devisee.
As a more specific example, a devisee may obtain a declaratory judgment that a probated will entitles the devisee to a specific percentage of the net estate.
A disclaiming heir or devisee has ultimate control as to how the property is to be distributed.
In contrast, a disclaiming heir or devisee does not restore the status quo, for the decedent cannot be revived.
No person interested in an action or proceeding against the personal representative, heir at law, assignee, legatee, devisee, or survivor of a deceased person, or against the assignee, committee, or guardian of a mentally incompetent person, shall be examined as a witness regarding any oral communication between the interested person and the person who is deceased or mentally incompetent at the time of the examination.
Current New York and New Jersey law give estate representatives broad power and control over real property not specifically devised, even though, technically, title has passed directly to an heir or devisee.
After partition, one devisee would sell his partitioned parcel, which would include the personal residence.