Reddendo Singula Singulis Law and Legal Definition

Reddendo singula singulis is a Latin term that means by referring each to each; referring each phrase or expression to its corresponding object. It is a rule of construction used typically in distributing property. For example, when a will says "I devise and bequeath all my real and personal property to A", the principle of reddendo singula singulis would apply as if it read "I devise all my real property, and bequeath all my personal property, to B", since the word devise is appropriate only to real property and the term bequeath is appropriate only to personal property.