a disposition in a will.
a legacy: A small bequest allowed her to live independently.
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How to use bequest in a sentence
Launched at the start of the 20th century with a bequest from the man who invented dynamite, the Nobel Prizes have often proved explosive.
Muth called police to say she died from a fall, and told her family he was owed a bequest of $250,000.Georgetown Socialite Viola Drath Killed by Assassin, Husband Claims | Sandra McElwaine | November 19, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
The bequest to Tolson was the final word on the closeness of their relationship.
This latter, however, includes some 500 volumes of the Herries bequest.Report of the Chief Librarian for the Year 1924-25 | General Assembly Library (New Zealand)
Dividends that are declared after a grant or bequest, though earned before, go to the legatee as income.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
A bequest of money securities includes a note secured by mortgage.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
This woman had three sisters, four brothers, and three uncles, who would have shared with her the pauper's bequest.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
Few members of the Society, perhaps, are aware, either of the bequest or of its annual payment.Decline of Science in England | Charles Babbage
British Dictionary definitions for bequest
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