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Bequest

Property left to an heir under the terms of a will.

Bequest

In wills and estates, the gift of part of the estate to a beneficiary. A bequest may be real estate or personal property. For example, if a decedent wishes her son to have her house and her daughter to have the family jewels, then each of these is specified in the decedent's will. In this case, the house and the family jewels are separate bequests. See also: Codicil.

bequest

A gift of personal property made by will.

Bequest

A gift by will of personal property.
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Her opinion of the man who had deceived and deserted her mistress remained the same opinion still, perfectly undisturbed by the passing circumstance of the legacy.
The desire to rid himself of half the legacy had become a fixed idea with Bill.
Betteredge," he said, "we must face the question of the Colonel's motive in leaving this legacy to his niece, for my aunt's sake.
Colonel Herncastle knew my lady well enough to know that she would have refused to accept any legacy that came to her from HIM.
But there's another mystery about the Colonel's legacy which is not accounted for yet.
But if he HAS purposely left a legacy of trouble and danger to his sister, by the means of her child, it must be a legacy made conditional on his sister's being alive to feel the vexation of it.
It will greatly assist in setting the family affairs before the reader in the clearest possible light, if I stop here for a moment, to explain why the aunt had been kept waiting for her legacy until the death of the niece.
The utmost that he could be prevailed on to do, in after years-- mainly at Miss Fairlie's intercession--was to restore his sister's name to its former place in his will, but to keep her waiting for her legacy by giving the income of the money to his daughter for life, and the money itself, if her aunt died before her, to her cousin Magdalen.
And let me tell you that this little legacy they say you've come into has not improved your intelligence.
had made a beautiful will, but he had left her as a separate legacy, his Aunt.
When Flora returned, she explained that her legacy was a clever old lady, but was sometimes a little singular, and 'took dislikes'-- peculiarities of which Flora seemed to be proud rather than otherwise.
Legacy applications and data have historically been defined as those inherited from languages, platforms and techniques earlier than the current technology (mainframe-based COBOL applications).