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[dih-vahy-zuh-buh l]
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  1. capable of being devised, invented, or contrived.
  2. Law. capable of being transferred.
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Origin of devisable

1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French: assignable by will, Old French: that which may be divided, equivalent to devis(er) (see devise) + -able -able
Related formsun·de·vis·a·ble, adjective
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Related Words for devisable

cogitative, contemplative, deliberative, meditative, probing, reflective, ruminative, speculative, thinking, devisable

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Historical Examples of devisable

  • More, he even proceeded to blows and other practical brutality of a sort only devisable by a mean and ugly nature.

    Chronicles of Martin Hewitt

    Arthur Morrison

  • It is impossible to conceive that any devisable set of conditions would in the end have served Poe better.

  • True liberty is not to be virtually secured by any framework of rules and limitations, devisable only by statecraft.

  • When once any soul is truly enlightened, it cannot but put forth every devisable effort to compel the attention of others.

British Dictionary definitions for devisable


  1. law (of property, esp realty) capable of being transferred by will
  2. able to be invented, contrived, or devised
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