bequeathment


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be·queath

 (bĭ-kwēth′, -kwēth′)
tr.v. be·queathed, be·queath·ing, be·queaths
1. Law To leave or give (personal property) by will.
2. To pass (something) on to another; hand down: bequeathed to their children a respect for hard work.

[Middle English biquethen, from Old English becwethan : be-, be- + cwethan, to say; see gwet- in Indo-European roots.]

be·queath′al, be·queath′ment n.
be·queath′er n.

bequeathment

(bɪˈkwiːðmənt)
n
another name for bequeathal
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