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bɪˈkwɛstbe·quest

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bequest, legacynoun

    (law) a gift of personal property by will

Wiktionary

  1. bequestnoun

    The act of bequeathing or leaving by will.

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

  2. bequestnoun

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

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

  3. bequestnoun

    That which is left by will; a legacy.

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

  4. bequestnoun

    That which has been handed down or transmitted.

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

  5. bequestnoun

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

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

  6. bequestverb

    To give as a bequest; bequeath.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bequestnoun

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

  2. Bequestnoun

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

  3. Bequestverb

    to bequeath, or leave as a legacy

Freebase

  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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bequest

    be-kwest′, n. act of bequeathing: that which is bequeathed, a legacy. [M. E. bi-queste—A.S. bi'-cwiss; bi'-, a form of pfx. be-, qithan, to say. See Quoth.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bequest in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bequest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of bequest in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    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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