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legator

[li-gey-ter, leg-uh-tawr] /lɪˈgeɪ tər, ˌlɛg əˈtɔr/
noun
1.
a person who bequeaths; a testator.
Origin of legator
1645-1655
1645-55; < Latin lēgātor one who bequeaths, equivalent to lēgā(re) to bequeath, depute + -tor -tor
Related forms
legatorial
[leg-uh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌlɛg əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • There is "many a slip betwixt the cup" of the legator and "the lip" of the legatee.

    George Muller of Bristol Arthur T. Pierson
British Dictionary definitions for legator

legator

/ˌlɛɡəˈtɔː/
noun
1.
a person who gives a legacy or makes a bequest
Derived Forms
legatorial, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin, from lēgāre to bequeath; see legate
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