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de·vise / diˈvīz/ • v. [tr.] 1. plan or invent (a complex procedure, system, or mechanism) by careful thought: a training program should be devised a complicated game of his own devising. 2. Law leave (real estate) to someone by the terms of a will. • n. Law a clause in a will leaving real estate to someone. DERIVATIVES: de·vis·a·ble adj. de·vi·see / diˌvīˈzē/ n. (in sense 2). de·vis·er n. de·vi·sor / -ˈvīzər/ n. (in sense 2).

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devise 1 order, appoint XIII; assign by will; plan, contrive XIV. — (O)F. deviser divide, dispose (of), design, contrive, discourse :- Rom. *dīvīsāre, f. dīvīs-, pp. stem of L. dīvīdere DIVIDE.

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DEVISE

A testamentary disposition of land or realty; a gift of real property by the last will and testament of the donor. When used as a noun, it means a testamentary disposition of real orpersonal property, and when used as a verb, it means to dispose of real or personal property by will. To contrive; plan; scheme; invent; prepare.

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devise 2 testamentary disposition. XVI. — OF. devise (see DEVICE) — medL. dīvīsa, used for dīvīsiō DIVISION.