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Bequest Meaning in Context from 601 Words

Bequest meaning in real context as a legal term in English with synonyms and illustrations from the book, 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam. Learn the word, bequest, in authentic passages and real context.

/bɪˈkwest/ (noun)

Bequest meaning

money, property or anything else left to a beneficiary that is stated in a will, gift, settlement, inheritance, heritage, donation, bestowal, bequeathal, legacy, endowment


A will allows you to make a gift of any possessions and money you leave behind to organisations or beneficiaries of your choosing. This kind of gift is known as a bequest. Some people choose to leave a bequest to an organisation or charity in their Will.

A bequest in a Will refers to the act of giving a gift of something you own to a person or organisation. The person or organisation receiving the item is the beneficiary.

A bequest is a gift which is made upon your death.
A bequest can be made through a Will.

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