Examples of bequest in a Sentence
He made a bequest of his paintings to the museum.
left small bequests to all of her nieces and nephews
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While Gaiman said at the time that wouldn’t actually happen, Wilkins, manager of the author’s estate, took the bequest literally.
Charlotte attorney Porter Byrum has left a bequest of more than $140 million to Queens University of Charlotte, Wingate University and Wake Forest for scholarships.
The new plan shows that the museum also plans to grow its endowment from $750 million to $1.25 billion, and to acquire $1 billion worth of art through purchase, bequest and gift.
Founded in 1902 with the bequest of late New York governor Samuel J. Tilden, the library was conceived as an intellectual nexus for an American city soaring to prominence on the international stage.
Intended to recognize scientists, artists, and diplomats who work to improve life for all humanity, the prizes were established in 1895 at the bequest of Swedish inventor and businessman Alfred Nobel.
Byrum’s alma mater, Wake Forest, will receive more than $70 million, approximately half of his bequest.
Other significant recent gifts include a $12 million bequest, designated in 2016 by the estate of 1953 graduate Robert P. Hubbard to support scholarships.
Republicans’ wish to repeal it would depress charitable bequests, which are tax-deductible.
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Origin and Etymology of bequest
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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: the property or money that you promise in your will to give to another person or organization after you die
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