1. (n.) That which is devised, or formed by design; a contrivance; an invention; a project; a scheme; often, a scheme to deceive; a stratagem; an artifice.

2. (n.) Power of devising; invention; contrivance.

3. (n.) An emblematic design, generally consisting of one or more figures with a motto, used apart from heraldic bearings to denote the historical situation, the ambition, or the desire of the person adopting it. See Cognizance.

4. (n.) Improperly, an heraldic bearing.

5. (n.) Anything fancifully conceived.

6. (n.) A spectacle or show.

7. (n.) Opinion; decision.

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