What is devise?

  • (verb): Arrange by systematic planning and united effort.
    Example: "Devise a plan to take over the director's office"
    Synonyms: organize, organise, prepare, get up, machinate
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on devise:

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 Henry ... In early June, Edward personally supervised the drafting of a clean version of his devise by lawyers, to which he lent his signature "in six several places ... recalled that when he and his colleagues had raised legal objections to the devise, Northumberland had threatened them "trembling for anger, and.. ...
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 ... 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 ...
Merism - Legal Usage
... it 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 ... 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 law and logic to achieve the same result ...
Devise, Somme - Population
... Historical population of Devise, Somme Year 2006 ... Population 67. ...
Saint-Tropez - Devise
... Ad usque fidelis - in latin - meaning "Faithful to the end" ... After the "dark age of plundering" in the French riviera ...

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:

    Poetry, and Picture, are Arts of a like nature; and both are busie about imitation. It was excellently said of Plutarch, Poetry was a speaking Picture, and Picture a mute Poesie. For they both invent, faine, and devise many things, and accommodate all they invent to the use, and service of nature. Yet of the two, the Pen is more noble, than the Pencill. For that can speake to the Understanding; the other, but to the Sense.
    Ben Jonson (1573–1637)

    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)

    In old times people used to try and square the circle; now they try and devise schemes for satisfying the Irish nation.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)