What is devise?

  • (verb): Come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort.
    Synonyms: invent, contrive, excogitate, formulate, forge
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on devise:

Abatement Of Debts And Legacies - Definitions
... A specific devise, is a specific gift in a will to a specific person other than an amount of money ... his $500,000 yacht to his brother Mike, the yacht would be a specific devise ... A general devise, is a monetary gift to a specific person to be satisfied out of the overall estate ...
Saint-Tropez - Devise
... Ad usque fidelis - in latin - meaning "Faithful to the end" ... After the "dark age of plundering" in the French riviera ...
Devise, Somme - Population
... Historical population of Devise, Somme Year 2006 ... Population 67. ...
Edward VI Of England - Succession Crisis - Devise For The Succession
... He composed a draft document, headed "My devise for the succession", in which he undertook to change the succession, most probably inspired by his father ... personally supervised the drafting of a clean version of his devise by lawyers, to which he lent his signature "in six several places." Then, on 15 June he ... he and his colleagues had raised legal objections to the devise, Northumberland had threatened them "trembling for anger, and.. ...
Merism - Legal Usage
... something like this I bequeath, convey, and devise the rest, residue, and remainder of my property, whether real or personal, and wheresoever it may be situated, to.. ... Traditionally, a gift of real property was called a "devise" whereas a gift of other property was a "bequest" ... Nowadays, the words "bequeath" and "devise" are synonymous in most jurisdictions so that "I bequeath the rest of my property to..." is enough in both ...

More definitions of "devise":

  • (verb): Give by will, especially real property.
  • (noun): A will disposing of real property.
  • (noun): (law) a gift of real property by will.

Famous quotes containing the word devise:

    Until we devise means of discovering workers who are temperamentally irked by monotony it will be well to take for granted that the majority of human beings cannot safely be regimented at work without relief in the form of education and recreation and pleasant surroundings.
    Mary Barnett Gilson (1877–?)

    It is only those who know how to feel that “this is not good” who devise improvements.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    The swimming hole is still in use. It has the same mudbank. It is still impossible to dress without carrying mud home in one’s inner garments. As an engineer I could devise improvements for that swimming hole. But I doubt if the decrease in mother’s grief at the homecoming of muddy boys would compensate the inherent joys of getting muddy.
    Herbert Hoover (1874–1964)