Simple Definition of bequest
: the property or money that you promise in your will to give to another person or organization after you die
Examples of bequest
He made a bequest of his paintings to the museum.
<left small bequests to all of her nieces and nephews>
Origin of bequest
Middle English, irregular from bequethen
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with bequest
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BEQUEST Defined for Kids
Definition of bequest
1 : the act of leaving property by means of a will
2 : something given or left by a will
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