devisavit vel non

Definition of "devisavit vel non"
  1. A document that states the key factual issues regarding the legitimacy of a claimed will, which a probate or chancery court sends to a law court for a jury trial to decide the will's validity
How to use "devisavit vel non" in a sentence
  1. The probate court issued a devisavit vel non, passing on the contested will to a law court for a jury verdict.
  2. The questions around the legitimacy of the alleged will were collated in a devisavit vel non for a jury trial.
  3. When questions about the authenticity of the supposed will arose, a devisavit vel non was issued to enable a jury trial.

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