Bestowal



to present as a gift; give; confer (usually followed by on or upon):
The trophy was bestowed upon the winner.
to put to some use; apply:
Time spent in study is time well bestowed.
Archaic.

to provide quarters for; house; lodge.
to put; stow; deposit; store.

Contemporary Examples

Jim Lehrer’s Stealthy Exit Robert MacNeil May 12, 2011

Historical Examples

Ten Books on Architecture Vitruvius
The Arrow-Maker Mary Austin
A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
Antony Gray,–Gardener Leslie Moore
The Literature and History of New Testament Times J. Gresham (John Gresham) Machen
Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle
Bolax Josephine Culpeper
Musical Myths and Facts, Volume II (of 2) Carl Engel
England and Germany Emile Joseph Dillon

verb (transitive)
to present (a gift) or confer (an award or honour)
(archaic) to apply (energy, resources, etc)
(archaic) to house (a person) or store (goods)
n.
v.

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