What is property through ‘gift, ‘devise, or ‘descent’?

Property acquired by gift, devise, or descent means first, by gift, meaning someone provided it to you, even if that was your spouse as a Christmas gift. Devise means through a will instrument. That means it was sent to you through someone who passed away. Or descent, which means if someone passed away without a will, and it happened to pass through to you through a process called intestacy.