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.
Origin of devise
Examples from the Web for self-devised
So among the papists there are, besides the common ones, as many sorts of hypocrites as they have self-devised orders.
But if your mixtures and self-devised snares are grievous to you, blame not God, but yourselves that made them.
There is no uncertainty when God makes a way for us; but every self-devised path must prove a path of doubt and hesitation.Notes on the book of Exodus|C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
Man is a creature who has free will, and it is by self-devised and self-checked efforts he will attain his full human stature.National Being|(A.E.)George William Russell
They have merely reared a system of self-devised doctrine and idolatry, which they still defend.Epistle Sermons, Vol. II|Martin Luther
British Dictionary definitions for self-devised
Word Origin for devise
Word Origin and History for self-devised
early 13c., "to form, fashion;" c.1300, "to plan, contrive," from Old French deviser "dispose in portions, arrange, plan, contrive" (in modern French, "to chat, gossip"), from Vulgar Latin *divisare, frequentative of Latin dividere "to divide" (see divide). Modern sense is from "to arrange a division" (especially via a will), a meaning present in the Old French word. Related: Devised; devising.