Devise
Devise De*vise", n. [OF. devise division, deliberation, wish, will, testament. See {Device}.] 1. The act of giving or disposing of real estate by will; -- sometimes improperly applied to a bequest of personal estate. [1913 Webster]

2. A will or testament, conveying real estate; the clause of a will making a gift of real property. [1913 Webster]

Fines upon devises were still exacted. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]

3. Property devised, or given by will. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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

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  • 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

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