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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.
See also: bequeath, to
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Home range shifts by breeding female Townsend's voles (Microtus townsendii): a test of the territory bequeathal hypothesis.
We are against bequeathal of power to the sons, too, but in principle.
THE Bequeathal Office, Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Liverpool, Ashton Street, Liverpool L69 3GE.
He committed the crime of open-ended presidency along with the dream of bequeathal. This was too much, and horrible.
Seemingly, the project of power bequeathal to the sons has undergone numerous amendments and reviews after the ruler faced a strong popular objection to execution of this project, which is viewed by many people as an assassination of September 26 Revolution and a slap in the heart of the republican system.
This may be due to the role played by Mubarak's regime in the context of the "bequeathal plan," through the removal of all the army institution's commanders who could have prevented this scenario.
* Opposition leaders: We will peacefully resist bequeathal of power
The Arab Spring carried the poison cups for those who were addicted to extending their mandates and were dreaming of bequeathal. Ali Saleh did not realize that this storm does not resemble those that preceded it, and that it belongs to a different lexicon, which is more lethal.
Such a decision is merely meant to prepare the country for planned bequeathal of power to the sons.
The president then was Hosni Mubarak, and he was obviously undecided between mandate renewal and bequeathal. It never occurred to him that he would have a different fate.
This contradicts the standing plan for bequeathal of power, particularly as the regime suspects that Gen.
All the pictures are identical." This means that the Arab republics that are supposed to be governed by the people through the elections are now witnessing the bequeathal of power in a way worse than what is seen in monarchies.
It is evident that road to the bequeathal of power is not paved, nor is it safe, and walking on it is risky.
By doing so, he wanted to ensure his stay and secure a bequeathal of power, after he placed all the positions in the hands of his sons and relatives.
The upcoming parliamentary elections of 2009 will represent a principal test in this context while the presidential bequeathal of power will cover YemenCOs future with mist.