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bequeath in Law topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbequeathbe‧queath /bɪˈkwiːð, bɪˈkwiːθ/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 SCLGIVEto officially arrange for someone to have something that you own after your death syn leavebequeath something to somebody 🔊 She bequeathed her collection of paintings to the National Gallery.bequeath somebody something 🔊 His father bequeathed him a fortune.2 MXGIVEto pass knowledge, customs etc to people who come after you or live after you→ See Verb table
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bequeathTor Edgar is a giant man peering out shyly from behind glasses bequeathed by John Lennon.Inside it should be a will signed by Dickie, bequeathing him his money and his income.John Frazer made a will bequeathing his local church $5000.He bequeathed his valuable genealogical collections to the Society of Antiquaries, of which he had been a fellow since 1901.Hass generously bequeathed me his idea; it was a book he would never write.Their deity, Goddess Vankul Mata ji, rides on a camel and specifically bequeathed the animal to them.It was the richest legacy he could possibly have bequeathed to his people.He made a fortune from them, which he later bequeathed to the school that was his life.Now I feel strangely at a loss in the leaving because I must bequeath what was never mine to keep.bequeath something to somebodyThe letter was bequeathed to the museum by a collector.