Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To dispose of chattels by will.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To give personal property by wlil to another. Lasher v. Lasher, 13 Barb. (N. Y.) 106. This word is the proper term for a testamentary gift of personui property only, the word "devise" being used with reference to real estate ; but if the context clearly shows the intention of the testator to use the word as synonymous with "devise," it may be held to pass real property. Dow v.,Dow, 36 Me. 216; Borg-ner v. Brown, 133 Ind. 391, 33 N. E. 92; Logan v. Logan. 11 Colo. 44, 17 Pac. 99; Laing v. Barbour, ll9 Mass. 525; Scholle v. Scholle, 113 N. Y. 261, 21 N. E. 84; In re Fetrow'a Estate, 58 Pa. 427; Ladd v. Harvey, 21 N. H. 528; Evans v. Price, 118 111. 593, 8 N. E. 854.