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bequest:

see legacylegacy,
bequest by will of personal property, similar in many respects to a gift causa mortis. A legacy ordinarily is distinguished from a devise, which transfers real property by will. The person who receives a legacy is called a legatee. Legacies are of various types.
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bequest

Law a gift of property by will, esp personal property
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Harry received seasonal food parcels from Leamington Round Table in the 1960s and subsequently bequeathed a proportion of his estate to Leamington Round Table in his will when he died in 1967.
The School use bequeathed cadavers in the teaching of medicine and is a strong advocate of the principle that working with real human bodies provides the best teaching experience for our students.
In four essays written between 2010 and 2014, Goldner deals with the legacy bequeathed to the contemporary revolutionary left by four historical experiences.
The highlight of the exhibition is the set of six paintings of the Tit family that were recently bequeathed to the collection.
However, the will is a contract between a bequeather and the bequeathed and signed by the bequeather and witnesses.
The home at 108 Westminster Road in Watermill was bequeathed to Habitat For Humanity New York City when it hit the market in June for $1.
Canadian scholars of education respond to education philosopher and theorist Huebner's 1996 essay "Challenges Bequeathed," which is itself reprinted in the volume.
The stairway of 138 steps was built with a French diplomat's bequeathed funds of 20,000 scudi (old Italian currency) in 1723, linking the Bourbon Spanish Embassy to the Holy See, hence the name.
Bob, who had two daughters, Lisa and Claire, bequeathed his estate to wife Marion.
I HAVE criticised Gordon Brown on numerous occasions but I accept that he is working himself to a standstill to avert the worst effects of the financial catastrophe bequeathed to us by the totally irresponsible actions of the world banking fraternity.
Those Members who chose this option will become a member of the Ben Franklin Contributors in honor of Ben Franklin a member of the San Francisco Bromeliad Society who bequeathed a large amount of his estate to BSI in 2007.
2 : to hand down <These stories were bequeathed to us by our ancestors.