What does bequeath mean?

bequeath meaning in General Dictionary

to offer or keep by will to give by testament stated specially of individual home

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  • leave or give by will after your demise
  • To give or keep by will; to provide by testament; -- said specifically of personal residential property.
  • To hand down; to send.
  • to provide; available; to commit.

bequeath meaning in Legal Dictionary

v. to give personal home under arrangements of a will (as distinct from "devise," that is to give real estate). 2) the work of giving any asset because of the terms of a will.

bequeath meaning in Law Dictionary

To give personal property by will to some other. Lasher v. Lasher, 13 Barb. (N. Y.) 106. This word may be the correct term for a testamentary present of private property only, the term "devise" being used with reference to property ; if the framework plainly reveals the intention for the testator to make use of the word as synonymous with "devise," it could be held to pass through genuine property. Dow v. Dow, 36 myself. 216; Borg- ner v. Brown, 133 Ind. 391, 33 N. E. 92; Logan v. Logan. 11 Colo. 44, 17 Pac. 99; Laing v. Barbour, 119 Mass. 525; Scholle v. Schoile, 113 N. Y. 261, 21 N. E. 84; In re Fetrow's Estate, 58 Pa. 427; Ladd v. Harvey, 21 N. H. 528; Evans v. cost, 118 111. 593, 8 N. E. 854.

bequeath meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English becwe

bequeath meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To offer or keep by will; to give by testament; -- said particularly of private residential property.

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  • (v. t.) To hand down; to transmit.
  • (v. t.) To offer; to supply; to commit.

Sentence Examples with the word bequeath

In 1686 Dorothea persuaded her husband to bequeath outlying portions of his lands to her four sons; and Frederick, fearing he would be poisoned, left Brandenburg determined to prevent any diminution of his inheritance.

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