Meaning of Bequest in English
Bequest Definition and Meaning: A bequest refers to a gift or inheritance of personal property or assets that is given by an individual, known as the testator, in their last will and testament to a designated beneficiary. This beneficiary could be a family member, friend, organization, or any other individual or entity the testator wishes to bestow their assets upon after their passing.
Origins Terms of Bequest: The term “bequest” has its origins in Old English, where “be-” means “about” or “around,” and “cwis” means “choice” or “request.” In modern usage, it refers to a specific gift or legacy left behind as part of a person’s will.
Examples of Bequest:
- John, in his will, made a bequest of his antique collection to the local museum.
- Mary decided to leave a significant bequest to her favorite charity in her last will.
- The wealthy philanthropist included a bequest of a substantial sum to establish a scholarship fund for underprivileged students.
Related Terms of Bequest:
- Inheritance: The act of receiving assets, including money, property, or other possessions, from someone who has passed away through their will or legal inheritance laws.
- Devise: A gift of real estate (land and buildings) through a will.
Synonyms and Antonyms of Bequest:
- Synonyms: Legacy, gift, inheritance, endowment, benefaction, donation
- Antonyms: Debt, liability, encumbrance, burden
Translations of Bequest in English, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Marathi:
- English: Bequest
- Hindi: वसीयत (Vasiyat)
- Urdu: وصیت (Wasiyat)
- Tamil: உடைநிலைப் பொறுப்பு (Uṭainilaip poṟupp)
- Marathi: वसीयत (Vasīyat)
Please note that the translations provided here are approximate and may vary depending on the context.