Bequeath

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Definition: Bequeath


Quick Summary of Bequeath


A legal term sometimes used in wills that means “leave” — for example, “I bequeath my garden tools to my brother-in-law, Buster Jenkins.”



What is the dictionary definition of Bequeath?

Dictionary Definition


to leave or give by will after one’s death

  1. legal To give or leave by will; to give by testament.
  2. To hand down; to transmit.
  3. To give; to offer; to commit.
  • v. to give personal property under provisions of a will (as distinct from “devise,” which is to give real estate).
  • the act of giving any asset by the terms of a will.

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Definition Sources


Definitions for Bequeath are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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