Bestowal

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Etymology

Middle English, from be- + stowe place

  • stow - a place on the surface of the earth or in space; occasionally, a place in a book or writing. The word survives in the names of many towns and villages, sometimes separately, as Stow in Cambridgeshire, Stowe in Buckinghamshire, Stow-on-the-Wold

Definitions

  • 1 : to put to use : apply <bestowed his spare time on study>
  • 2 : to put in a particular or appropriate place : stow
  • 3 : to provide with quarters : put up
  • 4 : to convey as a gift —usually used with on or upon

See also


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