To his successors on the right, he did not succeed in bequeathing his modesty or calm.
Howard Hastings died, bequeathing his nephew to the care of a friend and distant relation, named Chiswick.
In 1711 he died, bequeathing a large sum of money to the poor.
As he himself said, he was not, after all, leaving them fatherless; he was bequeathing them to Ireland and to God.
McCann left a hand-written will bequeathing all his possessions to Karpin.
He was only forty-six when he perished, bequeathing to immediate posterity the fame of a poet at least equal to the ancients.
On May 16 this will was drawn up, bequeathing the property to a certain person.
The larches made great haste to depart this life, bequeathing to Mr. Elliman a very salutary lesson.
To him, her father was now bequeathing her—his dearest earthly treasure.
Apostates were deprived of the right of bequeathing their own property.
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.