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Meaning of devise

de•vise

Pronunciation: (di-vīz'), [key]
— v., n. -vised, -vis•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to contrive, plan, or elaborate; invent from existing principles or ideas: to devise a method.
  2. to assign or transmit (property) by will.
  3. to imagine; suppose.
—v.i.
  1. to form a plan; contrive.
—n.
    1. the act of disposing of property, esp. real property, by will.
    2. a will or clause in a will disposing of property, esp. real property.
    3. the property so disposed of.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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