devise

devise
deviser, n.
/di vuyz"/, v., devised, devising, n.
v.t.
1. to contrive, plan, or elaborate; invent from existing principles or ideas: to devise a method.
2. Law. to assign or transmit (property) by will.
3. Archaic. to imagine; suppose.
v.i.
4. to form a plan; contrive.
n.
5. Law.
a. the act of disposing of property, esp. real property, by will.
b. a will or clause in a will disposing of property, esp. real property.
c. the property so disposed of.
[1150-1200; (v.) ME devisen to inspect, design, compose < OF deviser < VL *devisare, for *divisare, freq. of L dividere to DIVIDE; (n.) see DEVICE]
Syn. 1. See prepare.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Нужна курсовая?
Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Devise — Devise …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • devise — [ dəviz ] n. f. • XVe « signe distinctif »; XIe « division »; de deviser I ♦ 1 ♦ Formule qui accompagne l écu dans les armoiries. Devise inscrite dans un cartouche. ⇒ légende. Par ext. Figure emblém …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • devise — de·vise 1 /di vīz/ vt de·vised, de·vis·ing [Anglo French deviser to divide, share, bequeath, ultimately from Latin dividere to divide]: to give (property) by will; specif: to give (real property) by will compare alienate, bequeath, convey …   Law dictionary

  • devise — DEVISE. s. f. Figure accompagnée de paroles, exprimant d une manière allégorique et courte, quelque penée, quelque sentiment. On appelle La figure représentee dans une devise, Le corps de la devise; et on appelle Les paroles, L âme de la devise.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • devise — Devise. s. f. Figure accompagnée de paroles servant à exprimer, l estat, les sentimens, les desseins d une personne ou les proprietez d une chose. On appelle. La figure representée dans la devise, Le corps de la devise; Et on appelle les paroles …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • devise — de‧vise [dɪˈvaɪz] verb [transitive] LAW to give land or buildings to someone after you die by writing it in a will devise noun [uncountable] see also bequest * * * Ⅰ …   Financial and business terms

  • Devise — De*vise , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Devised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Devising}.] [OF. deviser to distribute, regulate, direct, relate, F., to chat, fr. L. divisus divided, distributed, p. p. of dividere. See {Divide}, and cf. {Device}.] 1. To form in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Devise — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Devise País …   Wikipedia Español

  • Devise — Sf Wahlspruch erw. fach. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. devise, eigentlich Abgeteiltes , zu frz. deviser ein , abteilen , über früh rom. * dēvisāre, * dīvisāre aus l. dīvidere (dīvīsum). Das Wort stammt aus der Wappenkunde und bezeichnet …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Devise — De*vise , v. i. To form a scheme; to lay a plan; to contrive; to consider. [1913 Webster] I thought, devised, and Pallas heard my prayer. Pope. [1913 Webster] Note: Devise was formerly followed by of; as, let us devise of ease. Spenser. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Devise — may refer to: To invent something A disposition of real property in a will Devise A Free and Open Software (FOS) project providing application user authentication through Warden Devise, Somme See also Device (disambiguation) Devizes (town in… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”