Definitions

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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.

Etymologies

Latin, he has wasted. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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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