bequest

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be·quest

 (bĭ-kwĕst′)
n.
1. Law The act of giving or leaving personal property by a will.
2. Something that is bequeathed; a legacy.

[Middle English biquest (influenced by biquethen, to bequeath) : bi-, be- + quist, will (from Old English -cwis, as in andcwis, answer; see gwet- in Indo-European roots).]

bequest

(bɪˈkwɛst)
n
1.
a. the act of bequeathing
b. something that is bequeathed
2. (Law) law a gift of property by will, esp personal property. Compare devise4, devise5
[C14: be- + Old English -cwiss degree; see bequeath]

be•quest

(bɪˈkwɛst)

n.
1. the act of bequeathing.
2. legacy.
[1250–1300; Middle English biqueste, biquyste]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bequest - (law) a gift of personal property by will
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
inheritance, heritage - that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner
gift - something acquired without compensation

bequest

noun legacy, gift, settlement, heritage, trust, endowment, estate, inheritance, dower, bestowal Only one in eight leaves a bequest to charity.
Translations
وَصِيَّةُ إرث
dědictvíodkaz
arv
hagyaték
arfleiîslugjöf

bequest

[bɪˈkwest] Nlegado m

bequest

[bɪˈkwɛst] n (= legacy) → legs m

bequest

n (= act of bequeathing)Vermachen nt (→ to an +acc); (= legacy)Nachlass m

bequest

[bɪˈkwɛst] nlascito

bequeath

(biˈkwiːð) verb
to leave (personal belongings) by will. She bequeathed her art collection to the town.
bequest (biˈkwest) noun
something bequeathed in a will. I received a bequest in my uncle's will.