Expressions related to Wills and Inheritance.

Will: A legal statement of someone’s wish after their death

Beneficiary: Someone named in a legal document to inherit money or other property.

Bequeath: To leave property to someone at one’s death; another word for “give.”

Executor: The person named in a will, to arrange the affairs of a deceased person.

Heir: Someone who inherits property automatically if there is no will.

Heirloom: A valuable object that is passed down through generations.

To inherit: To receive money, property or a title left to you in a will by the previous owner.

Inheritance: The thing that is inherited.

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