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Bequeath

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

bequeath

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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Testating wives and widows displayed familiarity with economic practice when bequeathing their dowry property, a result of experience in borrowing, lending, investing, and producing.
Though there were no rules prohibiting bequeathing property to African- Americans in Georgia at the time, David's brother's attorney was perfectly willing to use race-based bluster to cause jury nullification, where emotion clouds the law - a tactic Johnny Cochran can appreciate if not exactly condone under these circumstances.
In news a little less stunning than Bill Gates's announcement that he plans on bequeathing all his Microsoft stock to the Vietnamese Women's Association, Newt Gingrich singlehandedly pushed through an ironclad campaign-finance reform bill that will forbid any contribution over ten bucks.