Definitions for bequestbɪˈkwɛst

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. bequest, legacy(noun)

    (law) a gift of personal property by will

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. bequest(Noun)

    The act of bequeathing or leaving by will.

  2. bequest(Noun)

    The transfer of property upon the owner's death according to the will of the deceased.

  3. bequest(Noun)

    That which is left by will; a legacy.

  4. bequest(Noun)

    That which has been handed down or transmitted.

  5. bequest(Noun)

    A person's inheritance; an amount of property given by will.

  6. bequest(Verb)

    To give as a bequest; bequeath.

  7. Origin: From bequeste, from be- + , from *, from kwissiz, from gʷet-. Related to andcwiss, uncwisse, bequethen. More at quoth, bequeath.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Bequest(noun)

    the act of bequeathing or leaving by will; as, a bequest of property by A. to B

  2. Bequest(noun)

    that which is left by will, esp. personal property; a legacy; also, a gift

  3. Bequest(verb)

    to bequeath, or leave as a legacy

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  1. Bequest

    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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