bequest n: an act of bequeathing
: something bequeathed
: a bequest of a particular amount of money or property to be distributed first from one source in the estate and then from other sources to the extent that the first is insufficient
: a bequest that is to be distributed from the general assets of the estate and that is not a particular thing
: a bequest of a particular item or part of an estate or that is payable only from a specified source in the estate and not from the general assets
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.