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 attach to one alive from a decedent.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To pass or be transferred from one person to another; to fall on or accrue to, one person as the successor of another; as, a title, right, office, liability. The term is said to be peculiarly appropriate to the passing of an estate from a person dying to a person living. Parr v. Pare, 1 Mylne & K. 648; Babcock v. Maxwell, 29 Mont. 31, 74 Pac. 64. See Devolution.