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bequeath (something) to (someone)

To posthumously leave something to someone, as in a will. Did Aunt Millie bequeath anything to us in her will? When my grandmother died, she bequeathed this vintage coffee table to me.
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bequeath something to someone

to will something to someone; to leave something to someone. My uncle bequeathed some furniture to me. I will bequeath this watch to my grandson.
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Our treatment of cadavers therefore must reflect the highest standards of care and we are seeking a partner who will work with us to deliver this promise to our bequeathers, their families and our students at all times.
The control exerted by the House of the Church will make sure that these assets are administered in compliance with the existing laws and rules and with the will of the bequeathers, to the benefit of the respective churches and monasteries.
The husband- wife duo, Louis Montoto and Pavla Srncova are bequeathers of the 19th century European Marionette
The Slits were one of the first wave of punk, part of the 1976 Chelsea set and bequeathers of some truly ground-breaking records.
1947), "Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, the Apostle of the Workers", in Erflaters van onze beschaving, Nederlandse gestalten uit zes eeuwen (The Bequeathers of Our Civilization, Dutch Leading Figures from Six Centuries), part IV, Querido Uitgeversmaatschappij (Querido Publishing Company), Amsterdam.
By evading tradition as the term by which to connect artistic bequeathers and inheritors, Frost's poetic in "To an Ancient" leads instead to open questions of poetic transmission.