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 (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.


another name for bequeathal
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because it was never Grandfather's to bequeath them to bequeath me to repudiate because it was never old Ikkemotubbe's to sell to Grandfather for bequeathment and repudiation" (189).
worthy of bequeathment for his descendants' ease and security and pride and to perpetuate his name and accomplishments" (256), Ike understands his grandfather's "translation" of wilderness into "profit" (254) as violence against the natural order.
One big chunk of the budget still goes to gift-giving--but in the present day rather than as some future bequeathment, and intended for a different generation: A recent report from Grandparents.