Be*quest" (?), n. [OE. biquest, corrupted fr. bequide; pref. be- + AS. cwide a saying, becwean to bequeath. The ending -est is probably due to confusion with quest. See Bequeath, Quest.]

1.

The act of bequeathing or leaving by will; as, a bequest of property by A. to B.

2.

That which is left by will, esp. personal property; a legacy; also, a gift.

 

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Be*quest", v. t.

To bequeath, or leave as a legacy.

[Obs.] "All I have to bequest."

Gascoigne.

 

© Webster 1913.

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