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bequeath

verb

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to give by means of a will
  • having no heir, he bequeathed his house to his local church

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The first known use of bequeath was before the 12th century

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“Bequeath.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bequeath. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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