[ li-gey-ter, leg-uh-tawr ]
/ lɪˈgeɪ tər, ˌlɛg əˈtɔr /
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a person who bequeaths; a testator.
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Origin of legator
1645–55; <Latin lēgātor one who bequeaths, equivalent to lēgā(re) to bequeath, depute + -tor-tor
OTHER WORDS FROM legatorleg·a·to·ri·al [leg-uh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-], /ˌlɛg əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for legator
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
/ (ˌlɛɡəˈtɔː) /
a person who gives a legacy or makes a bequest
Derived forms of legatorlegatorial, adjective
Word Origin for legator
C17: from Latin, from lēgāre to bequeath; see legate
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