[ bih-kweetht, -kweethd ]
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  1. (of personal property or money) disposed of by a person’s final will: The college has received a bequeathed gift of $1 million from one of its alumni.

  2. handed down or passed on: The more conservative council members see traditional values as the bequeathed virtues of a preferred past.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of bequeath.

Origin of bequeathed

First recorded in 1615–25; bequeath + -ed2 for the adjective senses; bequeath + -ed1 for the verb sense

Other words from bequeathed

  • un·be·queathed, adjective

Words Nearby bequeathed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use bequeathed in a sentence

  • The thing bequeathed must be described with sufficient clearness to identify it, nothing more is required.

  • He soon afterward gave fifty thousand a year for this work, and a million bequeathed for the cause at his death.

    Ways of War and Peace | Delia Austrian
  • To whomsoever of my ancestors bequeathed me my power of detachment deep salaams!

  • As he was carried along he made his will, in which he bequeathed his detestation of popery to his friends and brethren.

  • But what was he to do, what means could he employ with a child that a worshiped wife had bequeathed to him in dying?