noun (plural -cies) Date: circa 1864 the state of being testate

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  • testacy — tes·ta·cy / tes tə sē/ n pl cies: the state of being testate esp. as determined in probate of a will a rule favoring testacy over intestacy in the interpretation of wills partial testacy Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Testacy — Tes ta*cy, n. [See {Testate}.] (Law) The state or circumstance of being testate, or of leaving a valid will, or testament, at death. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • testacy — [tes′tə sē] n. Law the state of being testate …   English World dictionary

  • testacy — /tes teuh see/, n. the state of being testate. [1860 65; TEST(ATE) + ACY] * * * …   Universalium

  • testacy — noun The condition of being testate; of having left a valid will at ones death …   Wiktionary

  • testacy — n. act of leaving a will …   English contemporary dictionary

  • testacy — tes·ta·cy …   English syllables

  • testacy — tes•ta•cy [[t]ˈtɛs tə si[/t]] n. law the state of being testate • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • testacy — /ˈtɛstəsi/ (say testuhsee) noun the state of being testate …   Australian English dictionary

  • testacy —   n. dying testate …   Dictionary of difficult words

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