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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
References in classic literature ?
Now the wealth did not weigh on me: now it was not a mere bequest of coin,--it was a legacy of life, hope, enjoyment.
and what sort of an effect will the bequest have on you?
The fifth sharer in Edmond's bequest, was his own father.
They seemed to imply that the bequest would be accompanied with a command that the articles bequeathed should remain concealed from every inquisitive eye and that I was very much mistaken if I thought she was the person to depart from an injunction so solemn.
Martin has left and gone on a cruise in the South Pacific, in one of his uncle's ships; the old magpie, as disreputable as ever, his last bequest to Arthur, lives in the joint study.
Item, I leave all my property absolutely to Antonia Quixana my niece, here present, after all has been deducted from the most available portion of it that may be required to satisfy the bequests I have made.
It is time that you should return to your countrymen, to deliver up some of those stores of experimental knowledge that you have doubtless obtained by so long a sojourn in the wilds, which, however they may be corrupted by preconceived opinions, will prove acceptable bequests to those whom, as you say, you must shortly leave for ever.
A bequest of any size can have a tremendous impact on the work that DAV contributes for those who've served every single day, and can be for as much--or as little--as one can afford.
The Australia Council is also delighted to once again deliver the Marten Bequest travelling scholarships, which are the legacy of the late arts philanthropist John Marten.
While care should be exercised when establishing the trust or other vehicle for the bequest, additional consideration is necessary for protecting a restricted bequest, as the person most interested in maintaining the restriction is usually no longer alive to monitor that provision.
But think again, because not having a bequest goal can be costly to you or your clients
And you can always be sure that all your other obligations are met before a dollar goes to a charity, by using a "Residuary Bequest.