Meaning of “bequest” in the English Dictionary

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"bequest" in British English

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bequestnoun [ C ]

uk /bɪˈkwest/ us /bɪˈkwest/

(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 included large 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 /bɪˈkwest/ us formal LAW

money or property that someone has left to a person or organization in their will (= a document stating who will have your money and property after you die):

Her will included small bequests to her family, while most of her fortune went to charity.

(Definition of “bequest” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)