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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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If an agreement is found to be testamentary, any provision providing for redemption at less than fair market value will not control for estate or gift tax purposes and will be ignored in the valuation of the interest bequeathed.
Danilova's collection of paintings was bequeathed directly to the New York Public Library.
Unclaimed property may include stocks, bonds, the funds in employee 401(k) plans, trust funds, bequeathed property and refunds from utility companies, which are all held for five years; unpaid wages, which are held for one year from payday; safe deposit boxes, the contents of which are held for two years from drilling date; money orders, which are held for seven years from issue date; and traveler's checks, which are held for 15 years from issue date.
Codrington bequeathed his two plantations in Barbados to the Society for the Propagation of the Christian Religion in Foreign Parts, in order to establish a college.
Born at a time when the sinister sword of segregation knifed the dreams and dignity out of too many Black folks, McDowell's father, a brilliant wordsmith, bequeathed to his daughter the gift of language.
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To the astonishment of her circle of friends, Jean Lester had bequeathed the National MS Society an estate worth $3.
242 that 81 percent of all professionals who died in Naples in the 1870's "were in dire economic straits" and bequeathed either nothing at all or else less in land, home, and possessions than the 10,000 lire watershed separating affluence from poverty.
In pursuing this "ecological pneumatology," Wallace avoids the language and tradition of metaphysical philosophy which, he argues, has bequeathed to us intellectually untenable and ethically and spiritually unhelpful notions of the Spirit as a metaphysical entity or principle of consciousness.
He said: "We have bequeathed to this Government the strongest set of economic circumstances within the lifetime of my generation.
Carey and the other grandchildren of Freedman's families know that their forebears could never have bequeathed them even a glimmer of hope without the New Deal.
He bequeathed his fine library of Jewish history and English Judaica to University College, London.