Definitions for bequestbɪˈkwɛst
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(law) a gift of personal property by will
The act of bequeathing or leaving by will.
The transfer of property upon the owner's death according to the will of the deceased.
That which is left by will; a legacy.
That which has been handed down or transmitted.
A person's inheritance; an amount of property given by will.
To give as a bequest; bequeath.
Origin: From bequeste, from be- + , from *, from kwissiz, from gʷet-. Related to andcwiss, uncwisse, bequethen. More at quoth, bequeath.
the act of bequeathing or leaving by will; as, a bequest of property by A. to B
that which is left by will, esp. personal property; a legacy; also, a gift
to bequeath, or leave as a legacy
A bequest is the act of giving property by will. Strictly, "bequest" is used of personal property, and "devise" of real property. In legal terminology, "bequeath" is a verb form meaning "to make a bequest".
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It is commonly observed that a sudden wealth, like a prize drawn in a lottery or a large bequest to a poor family, does not permanently enrich. They have served no apprenticeship to wealth, and with the rapid wealth come rapid claims which they do not know how to deny, and the treasure is quickly dissipated.
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