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devisal

[dih-vahy-zuh l]
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noun
  1. the act of devising; contrivance.
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Origin of devisal

First recorded in 1850–55; devise + -al2
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British Dictionary definitions for devisal

devisal

noun
  1. the act of inventing, contriving, or devising; contrivance
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