contrivement

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

contrive +‎ -ment

Noun[edit]

contrivement ‎(plural contrivements)

  1. (obsolete) contrivance; invention; arrangement or plan
    Consider the admirable contrivement and artifice of this great fabric. — Glanvill.
    Active to meet their contrivements. — Sir G. Buck.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.