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Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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BEQUEST

Money or other valuables left for some religious purpose after one's death. It is in the nature of a will and normally stipulates that Masses or prayers be offered for the one who made the bequest. In certain countries bequests have been outlawed as contrary to equity.

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