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v. -vised, -vis•ing,
2. the clause in a will devising real property.
Device (/dɪvaɪs/) is a noun. A device is an object that has been made or built for a particular purpose, such as recording or measuring something.
Devise (/dɪvaɪz/) is a verb. If you devise a plan, system, or machine, you have the idea for it and you work it out or design it.
Past participle: devised
|Noun||1.||devise - a will disposing of real property|
|2.||devise - (law) a gift of real property by will|
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
inheritance, heritage - that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner
gift - something acquired without compensation
|Verb||1.||devise - come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"|
|2.||devise - arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"|
initiate, pioneer - take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
put on, mount - prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance; "mount a theater production"; "mount an attack"; "mount a play"
lay - prepare or position for action or operation; "lay a fire"; "lay the foundation for a new health care plan"
set up - begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.; "set up an election"
sandwich - make into a sandwich
spatchcock - prepare for eating if or as if a spatchcock; "spatchcock a guinea hen"
embattle - prepare for battle or conflict
|3.||devise - give by will, especially real property|