Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A person or organization who receives a gift under the terms of a will. Historically, a legatee receives only personal property, not real property; however the word now is most often used to refer to a person who takes any kind of property under a will. Compare: devisee
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:19 pm