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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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Two open...ings have been made in these caves; the treasure is in the furthest a...ngle in the second; which treasure I bequeath and leave en...tire to him as my sole heir.
Then, emphasising his words with his loud voice and frequent gestures, he related the history of the Mormons from Biblical times: how that, in Israel, a Mormon prophet of the tribe of Joseph published the annals of the new religion, and bequeathed them to his son Mormon; how, many centuries later, a translation of this precious book, which was written in Egyptian, was made by Joseph Smith, junior, a Vermont farmer, who revealed himself as a mystical prophet in 1825; and how, in short, the celestial messenger appeared to him in an illuminated forest, and gave him the annals of the Lord.
"At the death of Sir William Phips," proceeded Grandfather, "our chair was bequeathed to Mr.
The term he used was odd, for it was 'bequeathed,' but no such bequest of Mesmer was ever made known.