a will, especially one that relates to the disposition of one's personal property.
either of the two major portions of the Bible: the Mosaic or old covenant or dispensation, or the Christian or new covenant or dispensation.
(initial capital letter) the New Testament, as distinct from the Old Testament.
(initial capital letter) a copy of the New Testament.
a covenant, especially between God and humans.
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How to use testament in a sentence
This is a testament to true love, grit, loyalty and the power of the body — and love — to heal.The best books to beat this year’s special brand of Valentine’s Day blues | Zibby Owens | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
That his turnover rate has dropped7 is a testament to increased comfort in quarterbacking the offense.Jaylen Brown Is Using The Midrange Shot To Reach A Different Level | Yaron Weitzman | January 29, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
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What Shonda Rhimes has achieved is a testament to “Bridgerton” being not just exceptional but inclusive, too.How ‘Bridgerton’ flipped the script on ‘The Duke and I’ | Vanessa Riley | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Amici’s experiences in sports and in life are a testament to the value of inclusion in building powerful teams and social, societal, and business institutions.Billie Jean King, Megan Rapinoe urge court to overturn Idaho anti-trans sports law | Chris Johnson | December 21, 2020 | Washington Blade
This is a testament to the fundamental human—and American—desire to combine place and possibility.
The battle to secure that funding is testament to the difficulty in making truly independent movies.Mike Leigh Is the Master Filmmaker Who Hates Hollywood | Nico Hines | October 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But it is a testament to that show that people got that involved.
But it also is a testament to how much she is, and how much we all are, too.Speed Read: Lena Dunham’s Most Shocking Confessions From ‘Not That Kind of Girl’ | Kevin Fallon | September 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
My email inbox bears testament to this fact nearly every week.In Kentucky, Elaine Chao Endures Racist Attacks From Liberals | Ron Christie | August 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the New testament a few examples appear in which his utterances are given a quasi-judicial tone.Solomon and Solomonic Literature | Moncure Daniel Conway
A copy of Tendall's testament sold at Oxford for 20 guineas, supposed to be the only copy of that edition unburned by Tonstall.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
And not less, than under a former dispensation, is the exercise represented as an act of obedience in New testament times.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
Her testimony diametrically opposes several 119 items which McCracken has written into the unsigned testament of the deceased.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
The latter are countenanced by no class of vows lawfully made, either in Old testament times or in a later period.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
British Dictionary definitions for testament (1 of 2)
law a will setting out the disposition of personal property (esp in the phrase last will and testament)
a proof, attestation, or tribute: his success was a testament to his skills
a covenant instituted between God and man, esp the covenant of Moses or that instituted by Christ
a copy of either the Old or the New Testament, or of the complete Bible
- testamental, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Testament (2 of 2)
either of the two main parts of the Bible; the Old Testament or the New Testament
the New Testament as distinct from the Old
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