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"bequest" in British English

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bequestnoun [C]

uk   us   /bɪˈkwest/
the ​money or ​propertybelonging to someone that they say that, after ​theirdeath, they ​wish to be given to other ​people: Her will ​includedsmall bequests to her ​family, while most of her ​fortune went to ​charity.
(Definition of bequest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bequest" in American English

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bequestnoun [C]

 us   /bɪˈkwest/
the ​money or ​property that someone, after ​death, gives to someone ​else: Her will ​includedlarge bequests to ​charity.
(Definition of bequest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bequest" in Business English

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bequestnoun [C]

uk   us   /bɪˈkwest/ formal LAW
money or ​property that someone has ​left to a ​person or ​organization in their will (= a ​documentstating who will have your ​money and ​property after you die): Her will ​includedsmall bequests to her family, while most of her ​fortune went to ​charity.
(Definition of bequest from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bequest”
in Chinese (Simplified) 遗赠,遗产…
in Turkish vasiyetle bırakılan şey, miras…
in Russian наследство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 遺贈,遺產…
in Polish spadek…
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