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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Law One that makes a devise.

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  • n. testator

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who devises, or gives real estate by will; a testator; -- correlative to devisee.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who gives by will; one who bequeaths real property or tenements.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who devises real property in a will

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Examples

  • John R. Mott, honored by academic and religious bodies for his services in planning and extending the active Christian work of university students; devisor of national and international agencies for this work, particularly the World's

    Pursuit of an 'Unparalleled Opportunity': The American YMCA and Prisoner of War Diplomacy among the Central Power Nations during World War I

  • The device and its devisor were doomed by physics to fail.

    Alex Castellanos: Broken Window Economics

  • A small deal on paper, yet Russia, the land of Periodic Table devisor and publisher Dmitri Mendeleev, has a wholesale drug market estimated by Unichem to be worth more than £3 billion $5.2 billion--a market that is expected to grow at low double-digit rates for the foreseeable future.

    Meakins' Alliance Unichem Looks To Russia

  • A small deal on paper, yet Russia, the land of Periodic Table devisor and publisher Dmitri Mendeleev, has a wholesale drug market estimated by Unichem to be worth more than £3 billion--a market that is expected to grow at low double-digit rates for the foreseeable future.

    U.K. Faces Of The Week, Feb. 13-17

  • All wills shall be in writing and signed by the party devising, or by some other person in his presence and by his express direction, and shall be attested and subscribed, in the presence of said devisor, by three or more credible witnesses, each in the presence of the other.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • They would, moreover, have had the supreme satisfaction of knowing that they had not only exceeded the most sanguine anticipations of the devisor of this trust, but, in having solved the problem of dealing with illiterate and indigent masses, they had furnished an object-lesson in political economy of inestimable value to the world.

    The American Negro: What He Was, What He Is, and What He May Become: A Critical and Practical Discussion

  • 'I knew a case once where an heir who expected a large sum of money was bequeathed a family Bible, which he threw into the fire, learning afterwards, to his dismay, that it contained many thousands of pounds in Bank of England notes, the object of the devisor being to induce the legatee to read the good Book or suffer through the neglect of it.'

    The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont

  • Page 418 cousin Hetty Lomax, jointly, and to their heirs forever, on condition that the said devisees should intermarry with each other within one year from the death of the devisor; and in case either of the said devisees should refuse to intermarry with the other, then the part of such devisee was to go to the other, who should thereafter hold the fee in severalty, free of all claim from the other.

    Bricks without Straw A Novel

  • A devisor may clearly devise or limit the possession of chattels, making them inalienable by devisees in succession.

    The Eustace Diamonds

  • Howsoever I may disgrace my old professions by this parsimony of words, I believe myself to be so far at home in the art and calling of a notary, that I am competent to act for myself as a testator in due form, and as a regular devisor of property.

    The Uncollected Writings of Thomas de Quincey, Vol. 2 With a Preface and Annotations by James Hogg

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