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bequest in Law topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbequestbe‧quest /bɪˈkwest/ noun [countable]  formalSCL money or property that you arrange to give to someone after your death a bequest of $5,000
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bequesta bequest of $50,000Bissett had been told that often enough, about the dead aunt and her bequest.The present selection includes a number of the Lawrence drawings together with later bequests of outstanding merit.The upper classes are more likely to leave bequests.Inland Revenue figures show a rise of nearly 10% a year in the post-tax value of bequests in the 1980s.It was by this time not quite clear exactly which lands in the Company's possession related to the original bequest.Lady Merstam tells me you have your husband's agreement to what was to have been the bequest.As you can imagine, the bequest has caused a deep rift between them.