Bequeath vs Jointuress - What's the difference?

bequeath | jointuress |


As a verb bequeath

is (legal) to give or leave by will; to give by testament.

As a noun jointuress is

a woman to whom an estate is bequeathed via jointure.

bequeath

English

Verb

  • (legal) To give or leave by will; to give by testament.
  • To hand down; to transmit.
  • To give; to offer; to commit.
  • Usage notes

    * (give or leave by will) The verb is usually used of personal property; for real property, the term devise is preferred.

    jointuress

    English

    Noun

    (es)
  • A woman to whom an estate is bequeathed via jointure.