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bequest

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noun be·quest \bi-ˈkwest, bē-\

Simple Definition of bequest

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

Full Definition of bequest

  1. 1 :  the act of bequeathing

  2. 2 :  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


BEQUEST Defined for Kids

bequest

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noun be·quest \bi-ˈkwest\

Definition of bequest

  1. 1 :  the act of leaving property by means of a will

  2. 2 :  something given or left by a will





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