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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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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?
And, in making this bequest, I wi sh to place it on record that I am not only expressing my own sense of Madame Lecompte's attachment and fidelity in the capacity of my housekeeper, but that I also believe myself to be executing the intentions of my deceased father, who, but for the circumstance of his dying intestate, would have left Madame Lecompte, in his will, the same token of grateful regard for her services which I now leave her in mine.
Peggotty derived a steady, though certainly a very moderate income from the bequest of his late brother-in-law, I promised to do so.
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.
Last month, as fresh allegations emerged that he had also swindled bequests to a local hospital and church, Forster reacted by jetting off to Portugal with wife Janette for a golfing holiday.
A simple and flexible way to perpetuate your values is by including a gift to your favorite charities in your will, Such gifts, called bequests, may include property; securities, or cash, and are distributed at an estate's settlement.
According to data collected by the Statistics of Income Division (SOI) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), charitable bequests by wealthy estate tax decedents reached $10.
The Australia Council is delighted to be managing The Marten and Askin Bequests, and opening up opportunities that support Australian artists to build valuable networks and develop their artistic practice, Mr Grybowski said.
ly/2nmSxfx) describes different ways donors may structure bequests.