Bequest and devise

Historically, a bequest is personal property given by will and a devise is real property given by will.[1][2] Today, the two words are often used interchangeably.

The word bequeath is a verb form for the act of making a bequest.

  1. ^ Black's Law Dictionary 8th ed, (West Group, 2004)
  2. ^ One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bequest". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 761.

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