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noun as in something given in will

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Launched at the start of the 20th century with a bequest from the man who invented dynamite, the Nobel Prizes have often proved explosive.

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Muth called police to say she died from a fall, and told her family he was owed a bequest of $250,000.

The bequest to Tolson was the final word on the closeness of their relationship.

This latter, however, includes some 500 volumes of the Herries bequest.

Dividends that are declared after a grant or bequest, though earned before, go to the legatee as income.

A bequest of money securities includes a note secured by mortgage.

This woman had three sisters, four brothers, and three uncles, who would have shared with her the pauper's bequest.

Few members of the Society, perhaps, are aware, either of the bequest or of its annual payment.


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On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bequest, such as: endowment, inheritance, bestowal, devisal, devise, and dower.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.