noun be·quest \bi-ˈkwest, bē-\

: the property or money that you promise in your will to give to another person or organization after you die

Full Definition of BEQUEST

:  the act of bequeathing
:  something bequeathed :  legacy

Examples of BEQUEST

  1. He made a bequest of his paintings to the museum.
  2. <left small bequests to all of her nieces and nephews>

Origin of BEQUEST

Middle English, irregular from bequethen
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Legal Terms

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BEQUEST Defined for Kids


noun be·quest \bi-ˈkwest\

Definition of BEQUEST for Kids

:  the act of leaving property by means of a will
:  something given or left by a will


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