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BEQUEST (from 0. Eng. becwethan, to d...

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 761 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BEQUEST (from 0. Eng. becwethan, to declare or express in words; cf. " quoth "), the disposition of property by will. Strictly, " bequest " is used of personal, and " devise " of real property. (See LEGACY; WILL OR TESTAMENT.)
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