In 1463, a gentleman of Bury St. Edmunds bequeathed to a friend “my silvir forke for grene gyngour” (candied ginger).
Charting a path away from the past requires that we act on the perspective that this passage of time has bequeathed us.
But they also bequeathed to us a founding racism that we have found it almost impossible to jettison.
"What I can't take responsibility is for the legacy of crises you've bequeathed this country," he shot back.
The tiara previously belonged to the Queen Mother who bequeathed it to Princess Margaret.
For example, Robert Hesyl, a country rector, bequeathed the sum of 6s.
This will bequeathed the whole of the property to Cousin Henry.
Seldom indeed have legacies been bequeathed to us in Portugal, and in two cases alone were they at all considerable.
He also bequeathed mourning rings to the overseers of his will.
She bequeathed to Jefferson Davis the estate, called Beauvoir, on which he now resides.
Old English becweðan "to say, speak to, exhort, blame," also "leave by will;" from be- + cweðan "to say," from Proto-Germanic *kwithan, from PIE *gwet- "to say, speak."
Original sense of "say, utter" died out 13c., leaving legal sense of "transfer by will." Closely related to bequest. "An old word kept alive in wills" [OED 1st ed.]. Old English bequeðere meant "interpreter, translator." Related: Bequeathed; bequeathing.