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
Example sentences from the Web for devise
To get a resolution about genocide passed, he devised a letter-writing campaign.
As their name implies, they devised bespoke tools and techniques for breaking into computers.
This was the most sophisticated global tracking system ever devised, and it worked with lethal efficiency.
We have devised a constitutional right to love whom you want, and to have that love legally recognized.
When we devised the formula we use to determine poverty in the United States, it was 1964.
Evil is devised against you—evil you are powerless now to resist.Pabo, The Priest|Sabine Baring-Gould
The statesman felt it; it put new vigor into the despatches he wrote and the measures he devised with regard to the slave-trade.The Personal Life Of David Livingstone|William Garden Blaikie
The worst enemy of M. le Duc d'Orleans could not have devised a more rash and ridiculous undertaking.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete|Duc de Saint-Simon
In spite of this, no system has as yet been devised for its culture.
And king Ptolemee got the dominion of the cities by the sea side, even to Seleucia, and he devised evil designs against Alexander.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various