a disposition in a will.
A small bequest allowed her to live independently.
The bequest to Tolson was the final word on the closeness of their relationship.
Hoover’s Secret Files Ronald Kessler August 1, 2011
Muth called police to say she died from a fall, and told her family he was owed a bequest of $250,000.
Georgetown Socialite Viola Drath Killed by Assassin, Husband Claims Sandra McElwaine November 18, 2011
The fulness of delight in a garden is the bequest of a childhood spent in a garden.
Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle
The founding or endowing of universities and public libraries by gift or bequest.
The Devil’s Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
In a somewhat recent case in Pennsylvania, the question of revocation arose, in regard to a bequest to charity.
The Curiosities and Law of Wills John Proffatt
Of Vogelwied, the Minnesinger, and his bequest to the birds.
The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII) John Greenleaf Whittier
It is however, likely that other members of the family (if not he, by bequest) contributed largely to the general building fund.
Bell’s Cathedrals: The Churches of Coventry Frederic W. Woodhouse
They might enforce on them a total abolition of inheritance and bequest.’
Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics William Thomas Thornton
To Mr. Cecil Burleigh his old friend’s bequest was a boon to be thankful for, and he was profoundly thankful.
The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax Harriet Parr
One of the stories he had finished was “The $30,000 bequest.”
Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete Albert Bigelow Paine
the act of bequeathing
something that is bequeathed
(law) a gift of property by will, esp personal property Compare devise (sense 4), devise (sense 5)
c.1300, “act of bequeathing,” from be- + *cwis, *cwiss “saying” (related to quoth; from Proto-Germanic *kwessiz; cf. bequeath), with excrescent -t. Meaning “that which is bequeathed” is recorded from late 15c.
berakhah. a blessing or benediction, usually recited according to a traditional formula.
to call (someone) a rascal.
a city in S central Albania. Contemporary Examples We met this Jewish family wandering in the streets of Berat—Isak Solomon Adixhes, his wife, Sara, and their baby daughter, Sonya. ‘Jews Are God’s People Like Us’ Norman H. Gershman February 20, 2009 He came to work for my father, a carpenter and contractor in Berat, in […]
to scold; rebuke: He berated them in public. Contemporary Examples Rather than berate Mitt for the sin of being rich, he said he wanted a flatter tax so everyone could pay the “Romney rate.” What If Newt Wins S.C.? Howard Kurtz January 18, 2012 The old-school way of hating rubes asks us to berate them […]