Examples from the Web for bequest
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|DAILY BEAST
The bequest to Tolson was the final word on the closeness of their relationship.
But there was a proviso in Wyckholme's bequest, just as there was in that of Skaggs.The Man From Brodney's|George Barr McCutcheon
She will understand the spirit of this bequest and will feel free to take what she likes.The Master's Violin|Myrtle Reed
The disposal of Miss Cynthia's bequest was much discussed in the village.The Guardian Angel|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Some singular conditions were attached to this bequest by the Archbishop.English Book Collectors|William Younger Fletcher
This was the life lived by this eminent jurist, and this the bequest given as an example to those who should come after him.Makers and Romance of Alabama History|B. F. Riley
British Dictionary definitions for bequest
Word Origin for bequest
Word Origin and History for bequest
c.1300, "act of bequeathing," from be- + *cwis, *cwiss "saying" (related to quoth; from Proto-Germanic *kwessiz; cf. bequeath), with excrescent -t. Meaning "that which is bequeathed" is recorded from late 15c.