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To give, especially in a will after death. For example, a grandfather may bequeath his house to his granddaughter in his will.


To leave personal property to another in a will. The word devise is used when referring to real property left by will.

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If we succeed, we will better serve the public interest and bequeath to our successors a profession strengthened, ennobled and invigorated rather than enervated, demoralized and diminished.
Simply state in your will (or add, if you already have an established one): "I give, devise, and bequeath to [put name of environmental group and address here] the sum of $ to be used for its general purposes" (or whatever particular program you're interested in supporting).
Under the new system, individuals would get to create savings accounts that could be invested in the stock market, and all people, gay or otherwise, would be allowed to bequeath their accounts to anyone.
By issuing a check to a noncharitable donee with the understanding that it will not be cashed until after the donor's death, a decedent could effectively bequeath up to $10,000 per donee, avoiding the estate tax consequences normally attending such transactions.