testate
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin testatus, past participle of testari to make a will Date: 15th century having left a valid will <
she died testate
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  • testate — tes·tate 1 / te ˌstāt, stət/ adj [Latin testatus, past participle of testari to make a will] 1: having made a valid will died testate 2: disposed of or governed by a will testate property a testate estate testate 2 …   Law dictionary

  • testate — tes‧tate [ˈtesteɪt] adverb LAW die testate to die after having made a will (= official document stating who will have your money, property etc after you die) compare intestate * * * Ⅰ. testate UK US /ˈtesteɪt/ adverb ● …   Financial and business terms

  • Testate — Tes tate, a. [L. testatus, p. p. of testari. See {Testament}.] (Law) Having made and left a will; as, a person is said to die testate. Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Testate — Tes tate, n. (Law) One who leaves a valid will at death; a testate person. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • testate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having made a valid will before one dies. ► NOUN ▪ a person who dies testate. ORIGIN Latin testatus testified, witnessed …   English terms dictionary

  • testate — [tes′tāt΄] adj. [LME < L testatus, pp. of testari: see TESTAMENT] having made and left a legally valid will n. a person who has died testate …   English World dictionary

  • testate — having left a valid will, late 15c., from L. testatus, pp. of testari make a will, be witness to, declare (see TESTAMENT (Cf. testament)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • testate — [ tɛsteɪt] adjective having made a valid will before one dies. noun a person who dies testate. Origin ME: from L. testatus testified, witnessed , past participle of testari, from testis a witness …   English new terms dictionary

  • testate — I. /ˈtɛsteɪt / (say testayt), /ˈtɛstət / (say testuht) adjective Law having made and left a valid will. {late Middle English, from Latin testātus, past participle} II. /ˈtɛsteɪt / (say testayt), /ˈtɛstət / (say testuht) adjective Bi …   Australian English dictionary

  • testate — adj. & n. adj. having left a valid will at death. n. a testate person. Derivatives: testacy n. (pl. ies). Etymology: L testatus past part. of testari testify, make a will, f. testis witness …   Useful english dictionary

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