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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

to dispose of property by will.

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

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121 on a future sale of a residence, the testator should either bequeath the residence outright to the beneficiary or bequeath it to a trust that provides the beneficiary with any of the powers provided in Sec.
In the historic document Shakespeare bizarrely bequeaths to his wife his 'second best bed' while friends and family receive the lion's share of his wealth.
However, towards the end of his life Shakespeare is believed to have been reunited with his two daughters and on his deathbed he bequeathed his 'lands' to Susanna and to Judith pounds 300, which in today's terms would be around pounds 150,000.
MOST wealth held by retired people is likely to be bequeathed to future generations rather than spent, research has found.