be·queath (bĭ-kwēth, -kwēth)
tr.v. be·queathed, be·queath·ing, be·queaths
1. Law To leave or give (personal property) by will.
2. To pass (something) on to another; hand down: bequeathed to their children a respect for hard work.
[Middle English biquethen, from Old English becwethan : be-, be- + cwethan, to say; see gwet- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
be·queathal, be·queathment n.
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