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Devise

DEVISE, v.t. s as z. L.

1. To invent; to contrive; to form in the mind by new combinations of ideas, new applications of principles, or new arrangement of parts; to excogitate; to strike out by thought; to plan; to scheme; to project; as, to devise an engine or machine; to devise a new mode of writing; to devise a plan of defense; to devise arguments.

To devise curious works in gold and silver. Exodus 35.

In a bad sense:

Devise not evil against thy neighbor. Proverbs 3.

2. To give or bequeath by will, as land or other real estate.

DEVISE, v.i. To consider; to contrive; to lay a plan; to form a scheme.

Devise how you will use him, when he comes.

Formerly followed by of; as, let us devise of ease.

DEVISE, n.

1. Primarily, a dividing or division; hence, the act of bequeathing by will; the act of giving or distributing real estate by a testator.
2. A will or testament.
3. A share of estate bequeathed.

DEVISE, n. Contrivance; scheme invented.


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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software at http://www.swordsearcher.com.

Bibliography Information
"Entry for 'Devise'". "King James Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/kjd/view.cgi?number=T1613>.

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