Definition for DEV-AST-A'TION

DEV-AST-A'TION, n. [L. devastatio.]

  1. Waste; ravage; desolation; destruction of works of art and natural productions which are necessary or useful to man; havock; as by armies, fire, flood, &c.
  2. In law, waste of the goods of the deceased by an executor, or administrator. – Blackstone.

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