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devised

[ dih-vahyzd ]
/ dɪˈvaɪzd /
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adjective
contrived, planned, invented, or designed: It’s a dark comedy about a couple of guys who embark on a poorly devised scheme to blackmail a local clergyman.
Theater. (of a play) having a script produced collaboratively by the performers rather than by a writer or playwright: Previous works of the Holwell Youth Troupe include a chilling ghost story and a devised piece on the topic of love.
Law. (of property) assigned or transmitted by will: When specifically devised property is no longer in the testator's estate, the beneficiary's gift fails.
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OTHER WORDS FROM devised

self-de·vised, adjectiveun·de·vised, adjectivewell-de·vised, adjective
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