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legator

[ li-gey-ter, leg-uh-tawr ]

noun

  1. a person who bequeaths; a testator.


legator

/ ˌlɛɡəˈtɔː /

noun

  1. a person who gives a legacy or makes a bequest


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Derived Forms

  • ˌlegaˈtorial, adjective
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Other Words From

  • leg·a·to·ri·al [leg-, uh, -, tawr, -ee-, uh, l, -, tohr, -], adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of legator1

1645–55; < Latin lēgātor one who bequeaths, equivalent to lēgā ( re ) to bequeath, depute + -tor -tor
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Word History and Origins

Origin of legator1

C17: from Latin, from lēgāre to bequeath; see legate
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Example Sentences

There is "many a slip betwixt the cup" of the legator and "the lip" of the legatee.

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legatoleg before wicket