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devise

noun (n)

  • a will disposing of real property (noun.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • (law) a gift of real property by will (noun.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of giving or disposing of real estate by will; -- sometimes improperly applied to a bequest of personal estate. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • Device. See Device. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort (verb.creation)
    source: wordnet30
  • arrange by systematic planning and united effort (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Devise a plan to take over the director's office.
    source: wordnet30
  • give by will, especially real property (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To form a scheme; to lay a plan; to contrive; to consider. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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