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Dictionary definition for: Devise

1. (n) a will disposing of real property

2. (v) come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"

3. (n) (law) a gift of real property by will

4. (v) arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot" "organize a strike" "devise a plan to take over the director''s office"

5. (v) give by will, especially real property

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