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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bequest  \Be*quest"\,  n.  [OE.  biquest  corrupted  fr  bequide 
  pref.  be-  +  AS  cwide  a  saying,  becwe[eth]an  to  bequeath.  The 
  ending  -est  is  probably  due  to  confusion  with  quest.  See 
  {Bequeath},  {Quest}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  bequeathing  or  leaving  by  will  as  a  bequest 
  of  property  by  A.  to  B. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  left  by  will  esp.  personal  property;  a 
  legacy;  also  a  gift. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bequest  \Be*quest"\,  v.  t. 
  To  bequeath,  or  leave  as  a  legacy.  [Obs.]  ``All  I  have  to 
  bequest.''  --Gascoigne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bequest 
  n  :  (law)  a  gift  of  personal  property  by  will  [syn:  {legacy}] 




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