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de•vise



Pronunciation: (di-vīz'), [key]
v., -vised, -vis•ing,
n.


v.t.
1. to contrive, plan, or elaborate; invent from existing principles or ideas: to devise a method.
2. Law.to assign or transmit (property) by will.
3. Archaic.to imagine; suppose.

v.i.
to form a plan; contrive.

n.
Law.
a. the act of disposing of property, esp. real property, by will.
b. a will or clause in a will disposing of property, esp. real property.
c. the property so disposed of.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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