What does the word bequeath mean?

Usage examples for bequeath

  1. Remove me to a Scottish grave, and, standing over my ashes, proclaim to them who might have been my people, that for every evil I suffered to fall on Scotland, I have since felt answering pangs, and that dying, I beg their forgiveness, and bequeath them my best blessing- my virtuous son, to reign in my stead!" – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  2. There were days of storm and long evenings to be occupied; and the little savage considered he might fill those hours with work for which his talents seemed to qualify him, and possibly bequeath to posterity some abiding monument of his genius. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  3. And all the other estate, real and personal, of which I may die seized, I give, devise, and bequeath to Budlong Dinks, Timothy Kingo, and Selah Sutler, in trust, nevertheless, and for the sole use, behoof, and benefit of my dearly- beloved grand- daughter, Hope Wayne. – Trumps by George William Curtis