Bestowment



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.

Historical Examples

Curiosities of Human Nature Anonymous
The World’s Great Sermons, Volume 04 Various
Sermons on Various Important Subjects Andrew Lee
Sermons on Various Important Subjects Andrew Lee
The Expositor’s Bible: Ephesians G. G. Findlay
Expositor’s Bible: The Gospel of Matthew John Monro Gibson
The Expositor’s Bible: Ephesians G. G. Findlay
The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus American Anti-Slavery Society
Sermons on Various Important Subjects Andrew Lee
The Expositor’s Bible: Ephesians G. G. Findlay

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)
v.

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