Definition of devisable in US English:



  • See devise

    • ‘In modern times, they are generally alienable, devisable and inheritable.’
    • ‘An unknown proportion of the bequests of land in the Bedfordshire wills may refer to property which was devisable by custom: the Bedfordshire testators were not scrupulous about recording the tenure of the property they bequeathed.’
    • ‘It follows from this that Loring, at the time of his death, had no devisable estate in the land, and that the heirs of his devisee cannot maintain this suit.’
    • ‘Other half interest is devisable by will or passes by succession under probate statutes.’
    • ‘Most states now allow even inter vivos transfers and nearly all treat them as devisable by will.’