Bequeath



to dispose of (personal property, especially money) by last will:
She bequeathed her half of the company to her niece.
to hand down; pass on.
Obsolete. to commit; entrust.
Contemporary Examples

Even If Racism Abates, Its Effects Don’t Megan McArdle May 30, 2013
A Eulogy for Marie Colvin Katrina Heron March 13, 2012
The Criminal Folly of the Egyptian Armed Forces Bernard-Henri Lévy August 19, 2013

Historical Examples

Life in a Medival City Edwin Benson
The Truth About Woman C. Gasquoine Hartley
My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Lotus Buds Amy Carmichael
The Arts and Crafts of Older Spain, Volume I (of 3) Leonard Williams
Sundry Accounts Irvin S. Cobb
Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535 Eileen Edna Power

verb (transitive)
(law) to dispose of (property, esp personal property) by will Compare devise (sense 2)
to hand down; pass on, as to following generations
v.

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