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bequeath

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EtymologyEdit

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.

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bequeath (third-person singular simple present bequeaths, present participle bequeathing, simple past bequeathed or bequoth, past participle bequeathed or (rare) bequethen)

  1. (law) To give or leave by will; to give by testament.
  2. To hand down; to transmit.
  3. To give; to offer; to commit.

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