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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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Heather Perrin, 60, is accused of attempting to deceive Thomas Davis into bequeathing a large portion of his [euro]1million estate to her two children while she ran a solicitor's practice.
The battle over Egypt's 2011 presidency appears to have begun early as a member of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) announced Sunday that President Hosni Mubarak is staying in office "until the last breath" while others have called for bequeathing power to his son Gamal, the pan-Arab daily ASHARQ AL AWSAT reported Monday.
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The display concentrates on the patrons who brought together these paintings and sculptures, eventually bequeathing them to the two institutions, the impact this had on the existing collections and the lasting influence of such generosity on subsequent artists.