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Definition of Devise

Devise
Devise De*vise", v. i. To form a scheme; to lay a plan; to contrive; to consider. I thought, devised, and Pallas heard my prayer. --Pope. Note: Devise was formerly followed by of; as, let us devise of ease. --Spenser.
Devise
Devise De*vise", n. [OF. devise division, deliberation, wish, will, testament. See Device.] 1. The act of giving or disposing of real estate by will; -- sometimes improperly applied to a bequest of personal estate. 2. A will or testament, conveying real estate; the clause of a will making a gift of real property. Fines upon devises were still exacted. --Bancroft. 3. Property devised, or given by will.
Devise
Devise De*vise", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Devised; p. pr. & vb. n. Devising.] [OF. deviser to distribute, regulate, direct, relate, F., to chat, fr. L. divisus divided, distributed, p. p. of dividere. See Divide, and cf. Device.] 1. To form in the mind by new combinations of ideas, new applications of principles, or new arrangement of parts; to formulate by thought; to contrive; to excogitate; to invent; to plan; to scheme; as, to devise an engine, a new mode of writing, a plan of defense, or an argument. To devise curious works. --Ex. CCTV. 32. Devising schemes to realize his ambitious views. --Bancroft. 2. To plan or scheme for; to purpose to obtain. For wisdom is most riches; fools therefore They are which fortunes do by vows devise. --Spenser. 3. To say; to relate; to describe. [Obs.] --Chaucer. 4. To imagine; to guess. [Obs.] --Spenser. 5. (Law) To give by will; -- used of real estate; formerly, also, of chattels. Syn: To bequeath; invent; discover; contrive; excogitate; imagine; plan; scheme. See Bequeath.
Devise
Devise De*vise", n. Device. See Device. [Obs.]

Meaning of Devise from wikipedia

- Devise may refer to: To invent something A disposal of real property in a will and testament, or the property itself which has been disposed of Devise...
- his sickness was discovered to be terminal, he and his Council drew up a "Devise for the Succession", to prevent the country's return to Catholicism. Edward...
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- health. Waters became the band's primary lyricist and conceptual leader, devising the concepts behind their albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish...
- Oliver Wendell Holmes (/hoʊmz/; August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, poet, and polymath based in Boston. A member of the Fireside...
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