Glossary - Bequeath / Bequest

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Bequeath / Bequest

Bequeath means to give. It is generally used when a gift is made via a will. Therefore, bequeath is commonly understood to mean to give via a will. A gift in a will is referred to as a bequest. Technically, the terms bequest and bequeath are used to refer to personal property only, though you might hear the term refer to any gift in the will.