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“… to make a bequest and by that time the …”

meanings of bequest


  1. The transfer of property upon the owner's death according to the will of the deceased.
  2. The act of bequeathing or leaving by will.
  3. That which is left by will; a legacy.
  4. A person's inheritance; an amount of property given by will.
  5. That which has been handed down or transmitted.


  1. To give as a bequest; bequeath.