Lat I give, I bequeath; or I give and bequeath. The formal words ofmaking 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. Theexpression is literally retained in modern wills.