Devise

To distribute or divide, used in particular of property in a person's will. Thus an inheritor is devised land in another's will. The word is used in the rather sad will of Edward VI (d. 1553), which is headed 'My devise for the succession' and opens with the words 'For lakke of issu (masle) of my body' [< Lat. divido = to divide] -
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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

  • 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

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