To give a gift of personal property by means of a will. See also devise.
Origin of Bequeath
From Middle English bequethen, from Old English becweþan (“to say, to speak to, address, exhort, admonish, blame, bequeath, leave by will”), equivalent to be- + quethe.
Middle English biquethen from Old English becwethan be- be- cwethan to say gwet- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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