general devise

Definition of "general devise"
  1. A bequest made from the broad assets of an estate, not specifying a particular item or property
How to use "general devise" in a sentence
  1. In his will, he made a general devise of his financial assets to his children, without mentioning specific bank accounts or investment holdings.
  2. The general devise in her will allowed her personal representative to distribute goods from her estate as needed.
  3. A general devise can offer flexibility when distributing an estate's assets, as it doesn't tie the hands of the executor with detailed instructions.

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