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Bequeath

To dispose of Personal Property owned by a decedent at the time of death as a gift under the provisions of the decedent's will.The term bequeath applies only to personal property. A testator, to give real property to someone in a testamentary provision, devises it. Bequeath is sometimes used as a synonym for devise.

bequeath

v. to give personal property under provisions of a will (as distinct from "devise" which is to give real estate). 2) the act of giving any asset by the terms of a will. (See: will, bequest)

bequeath

verb administer to, afford, allow, assign dower, bestow upon, cede, change hands, contribute, deeiver to, demise, devise, devolve upon, dispense, dispose of, distribute, donate, endow with, enfeoff, furnish, give, give away at death, give by will, grant, hand down, hand on, hand over to, interchange, invest, leave, leave a legacy, leave by will, leave to, make a bequest, make a present of, make legaaies, pass on to, pass over to, provide, put in possession, remit, render, transfer ownership, vest in, will to
Associated concepts: bequest
Foreign phrases: Da tua dum tua sunt, post mortem tunc tua non sunt.Give that which is yours while it is yours, after death it is not yours.
See also: abalienate, advance, bestow, cede, contribute, convey, demise, descend, devise, devolve, endow, give, grant, leave, pass, present, supply, transfer

bequeath

to dispose of property by will.

TO BEQUEATH. To give personal property by will to another.

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All these he bequeathed to me, with a thousand Roman crowns, which he had in ready money, on condition that I would have anniversary masses said for the repose of his soul, and that I would draw up a genealogical tree and history of his house.
Darcy bequeathed me the next presentation of the best living in his gift.
At the death of Sir William Phips," proceeded Grandfather, "our chair was bequeathed to Mr.
And believe me, dear countrymen, whether I live or die, the honor of this great country, and the fame bequeathed us by our heroic progenitors, shall suffer no diminution in my hands.
My mother, I perceived, had bequeathed to me much of her features and countenance--her forehead, her eyes, her complexion.
The Revolution bequeathed to the French nobility its heritage, and now every whippersnapper of a Parisian may possess manners, methods of expression, and even thoughts that are above reproach in form, while all the time he himself may share in that form neither in initiative nor in intellect nor in soul--his manners, and the rest, having come to him through inheritance.
The first that presents himself is a man of wealth, who has bequeathed the bulk of his property to a hospital; his ghost, methinks, would have a better right here than his living body.
They seemed to imply that the bequest would be accompanied with a command that the articles bequeathed should remain concealed from every inquisitive eye and that I was very much mistaken if I thought she was the person to depart from an injunction so solemn.
She had a considerable sum of money--not less than 1000 pounds a year--and this she bequeathed to Dr.
He is constant in his patronage of Peepy and is understood to have bequeathed him a favourite French clock in his dressing-room--which is not his property.
Every thing about the church is marble, and all from the same quarry; it was bequeathed to the Archbishopric for this purpose centuries ago.
This was produced by the buffet of an archer, or the horse of one of the provost's sergeants, which kicked to restore order; an admirable tradition which the provostship has bequeathed to the constablery, the constablery to the