To use one's intellect to plan or design (something). (verb)
To leave (property) in a will. (verb)
the act of leaving real property in a will (noun)
such a will, or a clause in such a will (noun)
the real property left in such a will (noun)
Examples of word devise
This devise is a little far fetched but allows the narrator to continue his long life of crime and McCabe to produce an unforgettable black work.
A gradation: "devise" is the conception of the evil purpose; "work" (Ps 58: 2), or "fabricate," the maturing of the scheme;
Some valid discoveries have been made, so it is probably better grounded than String Theory, which is still stuck in "devise some explanation to explain the data" mode.
I've often wondered to what and how often this government approved devise is compared.
Where, midst the flowers, the finch's lay Shall welcome you with music gay; While you shall bid our antique tongue Some word devise, or air supply, Like those that charm'd your youth so long, And lent a spell to memory.