conditional bequest

Definition of "conditional bequest"
  1. A gift in a will that only takes effect if a stated condition is fulfilled
How to use "conditional bequest" in a sentence
  1. John left a conditional bequest for his rare book collection, only if his son completed his literature degree.
  2. The will stated a conditional bequest that the nephew would inherit the family jewels, only if he turned 21.
  3. A conditional bequest was made in the millionaire's will where his vast estate would only go to charity if no legal heirs claimed it.

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