The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bename \Be*name"\, v. t. [p. p. Benamed, Benempt.] To promise; to name. [Obs.]
vb. 1 (context obsolete transitive English) To swear on oath; to solemnly declare; promise; give. 2 (context transitive English) To name; give a name (to); mention by name; nominate; denominate; call. 3 (context transitive English) To name; call; style; describe as.
Usage examples of "bename".
The pride offatherhood would soften him, and he would cease hisstubbornness and give in to her demand that Justin benamed Acoma heir.