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contrive +‎ -ment


contrivement (countable and uncountable, plural contrivements)

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

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for contrivement in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)