device


device
I (contrivance) noun artifice, circumvention, craft, design, gimmick, machina, machination, maneuver, means to an end, method, plan, program of action, project, resort, ruse, scheme, setup, stratagem, subtle maneuver, system, trick, wile, working plan, working proposition II (distinguishing mark) noun badge of office, design, designation, earmark, emblem, ensign, hallmark, identification mark, indicant, inscriptio, insignia, label, mark that designates, sign, symbol, token, trademark III (mechanism) noun apparatus, appliance, equipment, facility, fixture, gadget, gear, implement, instrument, invention, mechanical aid, tool, utensil associated concepts: safety device IV index appliance, artifice, color (deceptive appearance), conduit (channel), contrivance, deception, evasion, expedient, facility (instrumentality), false pretense, hoax, instrument (tool), instrumentality, loophole, maneuver (tactic), maneuver (trick), ploy, project, recourse, resource, scheme, stratagem, subterfuge, token, tool

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


device
n. An invention, typically a mechanical object; a tactic or contrivance for the purpose of committing a deception or fraud.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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