bequeath (something) to (someone)

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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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References in classic literature ?
Some fine instinct that Rome must have bequeathed to us caused nearly every one to turn and look at them--there was a subtle feeling that two gladiators had met in the arena.
I live in a state of jovial admiration of the spectacle which the greatest joker of modern times, Louis XVIII., bequeathed to us" [general stupefaction].
Each of us would be well served to be guided by the lessons Jesus bequeathed to us, through his own actions.
The 1999 constitution, which was bequeathed to us by the Military should be replaced with a true Federal constitution similar to the 1960 Independence Constitution and the 1963 Republican Constitution.
"This is the legacy that has been bequeathed to us by the British state and that's what we have to reject," Adam further underlined.
Or is it the flawed British system bequeathed to us? Perhaps the answer lies in multiple factors like induction criteria, oversight mechanism of judges and policy weaknesses.
"This place and the centenary commemoration ceremony evoke in me a deep sense of sadness at the tragic loss of human lives and also a profound sense of legitimate pride at the lasting legacy of conviction and courage that these brave soldiers of India's freedom movement have bequeathed to us," Naidu further wrote.
We continue to follow this fight in hopes that we will learn from this experience of our former colonial mentor which bequeathed to us the same system of democratic government that now have in our country.
'They have this mantra: 'We will not give away a square inch of our sacred territory that was bequeathed to us by our ancestors through the ages,'' he added.
Let us bequeath a proud, modern, developed and sovereign Macedonia to them, the kind of Macedonia we wanted to be bequeathed to us. In order for this to happen, Macedonia needs to win because Macedonia is our dream, our family, our future and our greatest love," Mickoski said.
A 25-person volunteer board ran the franchise, which was bequeathed to us by our baseball-loving and civic-minded forebears.
We are still slavishly carrying on the system of clerical education bequeathed to us by the British.
And his generosity of spirit and showing us that those of us who were musicians and composers always had to be ambassadors for music, share what was bequeathed to us by others, as Dizzy expressed it--"Put something back in the pot."
As Eisenhower said in that first Law Day proclamation, "it is fitting that the people of this Nation should remember with pride and vigilantly guard the great heritage of liberty, justice and equality under lawwhich our forefathers bequeathed to us."<br />&nbsp;