evacuate

bernar3

Senior Member
Spanish, Spain
Hello,

Could anybody explain me the last part of the sentence? I do not see the relationship with the rest of the sentence :(

The heritable estate in Scotland belonging to the deceased or ***the destination of which he had power to and did evacuate***.

Thank you!!
 
  • bernar3

    Senior Member
    Spanish, Spain
    There is no more sentence except for:

    Inventory of

    the heritable estate in Scotland belonging to the deceased or ***the destination of which he had power to and did evacuate***.

    the movable estate of the deceased in Scotland.

    It is a Will and it seems a form.

    Thank you!!
     

    MichaelW

    Senior Member
    English (British)
    There is a definition here (section 7.8 onwards).

    As far as I can see (I am not a lawyer) the "destination" is a statement in the will about who is to inherit the property. To "evacuate" the destination is to empty it of any other claims, so that there is nobody who can say that they own or have a right to some part of the property which cannot be willed away by the deceased.
     

    entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    Scottish law has an enormous amount of special vocabulary, all of it completely incomprehensible to other English-speakers, and often it's not even in the OED.
     
    < Previous | Next >
    Top