There are two common legal terms for people named in a will: Legatees or Devisees. A devisee is someone who is left real estate. A legatee is someone who is left personal property.

The term “devise” is supposed to only apply to real estate, which would mean a devisee would be the person given real estate. Still, people often improperly apply the term devise to any legacy.  Likewise, though the formal definition of “legatee”means someone who is left personal property instead of real estate, people often consider a legatee anyone who is given any form of property, but isn’t related to the person who died.

An heir is anyone who stands to inherit an estate, whether the person dies intestate or with a will. A beneficiary is a person who inherits from an estate when there is a will in place.

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