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- n. waste or misapplication of the assets of a deceased person by an executor or administrator
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Waste or misapplication of the assets of a deceased person by an executor or an administrator.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, the waste or misapplication of the assets of a deceased person committed by an executor or administrator.
Also, "If, after nulla bona returned, a testatum be entered upon the roll, quod devastavit, a writ of inquiry shall be directed to the sheriff, and if by inquisition the devastavit be found and returned, there shall be a scire facias quare executio non de propriis bonis, and if upon that the sheriff returns scire feci, the executor or administrator may appear and traverse the inquisition."
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