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devise

A transfer of real property by virtue of the provisions in a will. Contrast with descent, which is a transfer by virtue of statutory provisions controlling ownership of real estate when one dies without a will.
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(52) These meetings helped to put programme content devisors and owners, and potential licensees, in touch with one another on a regular and formalised basis.
Let us denote by [tau](n) the number of all devisors of n.
And underpinning the centre's importance in the contemporary arts scene the new spring programme demonstrates an interesting melange of events that its devisors believe reflect Liverpool's theme of A World in One City, as part of its bid for European Capital of Culture.
All [alpha] values were acceptably high and close in value to those originally obtained by the devisors of the scales (see Table 2).