Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A disposition by will of chattels.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A gift by wlll of personui property; a legacy. A specific bequest is one whereby the testator gives to the legatee all his property of a certain class or kind; as all his pure personalty. A residuary bequest is a gift of all the remainder of the testator's personal estate, after payment of debts and legacies, etc. An executory bequest is the bequest of a future, deferred, or centingent interest in personalty. ' A conditional bequest is one the taking effect or continuing of which depends upon the happening or non-occurrence of a particular event. Mitchell v. Mitchell, 148 Ind. 113, 42 N. E. 465; Farnam v. Famam, 53 Conn. 261, 2 Atl. 325, 5 Atl. 682; Merrill v. Co.llege, 74 Wis. 415, 43 N. W. 104.