specific bequest
specific bequest see bequest

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

specific bequest
A specific item of property that is left to a named beneficiary under a will. (See also: ademption)
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

specific bequest
n.
   the gift in a will of a certain article to a certain person or persons. Example: "I give my diamond engagement ring to my niece, Sophie."
   See also: bequest, will

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • specific bequest — (or specific devise). A testamentary gift of specific personal property (e.g. my old rocking chair ) or of a specific amount of cash. A specific bequest (or devise) is a gift by will of a specific article or part of testator s estate, which is… …   Black's law dictionary

  • specific bequest — See specific devise; specific legacy …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bequest — be·quest /bi kwest/ n: an act of bequeathing; also: something bequeathed: legacy de·mon·stra·tive bequest /di män strə tiv /: a bequest of a particular amount of money or property to be distributed first from one source in the estate and then… …   Law dictionary

  • specific legacy — see legacy Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. specific legacy …   Law dictionary

  • specific — spe·cif·ic /spə si fik/ adj 1: relating to a particular thing 2: intended for or restricted to a particular end or object 3: being of a particularly identified kind or nature spe·cif·i·cal·ly / i klē, kə lē/ adv spec·i·fic·i·ty …   Law dictionary

  • bequest — /bakwest/ A gift (transfer) by will of personal property; a legacy. Disposition of realty in will is termed devise. See also charitable bequest demonstrative bequest devise general bequest legacy …   Black's law dictionary

  • bequest — /bakwest/ A gift (transfer) by will of personal property; a legacy. Disposition of realty in will is termed devise. See also charitable bequest demonstrative bequest devise general bequest legacy …   Black's law dictionary

  • bequest, specific — n. A bequest of a specific item or items. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • specific — spe*cif ic (sp[ e]*s[i^]f [i^]k), a. [F. sp[ e]cifique, or NL. spesificus; L. species a particular sort or kind + facere to make. Cf. {specify}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a species; characterizing or constituting a species; possessing the peculiar… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Specific character — specific spe*cif ic (sp[ e]*s[i^]f [i^]k), a. [F. sp[ e]cifique, or NL. spesificus; L. species a particular sort or kind + facere to make. Cf. {specify}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a species; characterizing or constituting a species; possessing the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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