TITLE 33
Probate practice and procedure

CHAPTER 33-6
Proof and Construction of Wills

SECTION 33-6-8


§ 33-6-8 Devise to executor or trustee.

Where any real estate shall be devised to any trustee or executor, the devise shall be construed to pass the fee simple, or the other whole estate or interest which the testator had power to dispose of by will in the real estate, unless a definite term of years, absolute or determinable, or an estate of freehold, shall be thereby expressly given to him or her.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 203, § 15; G.L. 1909, ch. 254, § 15; G.L. 1923, ch. 298, § 15; G.L. 1938, ch. 566, § 15; G.L. 1956, § 33-6-8.)