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

    I give and bequeath.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat I give, I bequeath; or I give and bequeath. The formal words of making a bequest or legacy, in the Roman law. Titio et Seio hominem Stichum do, lego, I give and bequeath to Titius and Seius my man Stichus. Inst 2, 20, 8, 30, 31. The expression is literally retained in modern wills.