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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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The latter, "bequeathal", hypothesis seems to have been adopted by mammal ecologists more often.
Bequeathal meant waiting until after death to "be much good in the world." His preferred solution was actually to levy heavy taxes on the rich; but in lieu of that he proposed that wealth "be administered by its possessors"--not randomly, but with great purpose.
The poem "My Heritage," written in prison, is the father's account of his impoverished grandfather's bequeathal to the grandson:
Those rights, on standard accounts of property, would characteristically encompass general claims held against everyone (in rem) to exclusive possession and exclusive use of one's body, and to modification or destruction of bodily property; a conditional right (that is, a right whose exercise requires or is conditioned upon the voluntary agreement of another person) to earn income from particular uses of the body (labor, exercise of skills) through entering into contracts or licensure agreements; and the liberties to alienate these property rights in the body to another by gift or sale, or by bequeathal or transmission upon death.
The Body Bequeathal Program at the University of Saskatchewan requires that written informed consent be obtained from each donor confirming and approving the use of their body tissues after death for educational and research purposes.
The event highlights the bequeathal of the duties and responsibilities of the senior graduating students to their junior counterparts.
Thus, regardless of the electoral laws at play, the Lebanese elections seem to consist of religious and familial bequeathal operations where new directors are appointed to steal away the national returns of the state, thus serving to preserve the sectarian system and its masters.
However, this "initiative" has not been implemented, neither were the election laws withdrawn, nor was the supreme election committee disabled, or any measures taken to withdraw the constitutional amendments, nor was the bequeathal abolished.
WRITE to the Bequeathal Office, Department of Human Anatomy, Sher-rington Buildings, Liverpool L69 3 GE.
Home range shifts by breeding Townsend's voles (Microtus townsendii): a test of the territory bequeathal hypothesis.
It is rather a part of an op-ed under the headline, "The Revolution of SuspicionC*January 25: from Bequeathal to the Muslim Brotherhood's Rule." The piece was written by Mr.
Most of the time, I understand the position of those who oppose bequeathal of power, but I don't understand why they don't read real facts on the ground in a proper manner.