verb (used with object), de·vised, de·vis·ing.
verb (used without object), de·vised, de·vis·ing.
- the act of disposing of property, especially real property, by will.
- a will or clause in a will disposing of property, especially real property.
- the property so disposed of.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH devisedevice, devise
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Example sentences from the Web for devise
As a society, we devise laws that are meant to make society a just place for all—but we fail so often.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism|Dina Goldstein|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
U.S. military officials say Nagata helped devise much of U.S. special operations support for Jordan.Obama Taps Star General to Build Syrian Rebel Army to Fight ISIS|Josh Rogin, Eli Lake|September 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2007, curriculum experts began to devise the new Common Core standards with input from the states.
She has so many sexual partners—about eight different men a day—that she has to devise a scheduling system to keep them in check.‘Nymphomaniac,’ Lars von Trier’s Icy Orgy of Sex and Self-Loathing, Bows At Sundance|Marlow Stern|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After seeing injuries to infant girl, suspects devise alibi.Israel to Simulate Chemical Attack By Suicide Bomber|Orly Halpern|December 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
To meet this heavy expense the ministers had to devise all sorts of expedients to raise money.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
A more potent and public method of ridicule would be difficult to devise.A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope|Colley Cibber
Thus the facts help us devise the number phrase, and the phrase helps revive the facts.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
But the prince will devise such things as are worthy of a prince, and he shall stand above the rulers.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
No lawgiver had ever been able to devise a perfect and immortal form of government.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay