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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 place of the opening of succession is considered the last place of domicile of the bequeather.
By telling the Sutpen story to Quentin, she not only vents her anger, and alleviates private anguish caused by her frustrated desire for Sutpen, but also turns into a bequeather of South legacy, with Quentin in the role of surrogate son and heir.
Inheritance is not possible until the bequeather is dead, after all: the ancestor must always be "now lamented and departed" (1838, p.