# What is the “bequest condition” in a finite-horizon discrete optimization problem?

For a finite-horizon discrete time optimization problem, my textbook provides a condition called the "bequest condition", which I'm not familiar with. Specifically, where the state at time $$t$$ is denoted $$x_t$$, the bequest condition states that at the final state, $$x_T$$, it must hold that $$x_T\geq \bar x$$. What does this mean?