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English definition of “bequest”

bequest

noun [C]     /bɪˈkwest/
the money or property belonging to someone that they say that, after their death, they wish to be given to other people: Her will included small bequests to her family, while most of her fortune went to charity.Inheriting and bequeathingGifts in the form of moneyPresents and gifts
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