Complete Definition of "devise"

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Etymology
From L. devisare, frequentative of devidere.

Pronunciation
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:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aɪz|-aɪz

Verb
en-verb|devis|ing

  1. transitive To use the intellect to plan or design something.
  2. transitive To leave property in a will.

Translations
trans-top|To use the intellect to plan or design sth
Finnish: keksiä, suunnitella
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Italian: architettare, congegnare
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trans-top|To leave property in a will
Finnish: testamentata
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Noun
en-noun

  1. the act of leaving real property in a will
  2. such a will, or a clause in such a will
  3. the real property left in such a will

See also
device

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