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testamentary

[ tes-tuh-men-tuh-ree, -men-tree ]
/ ˌtɛs təˈmɛn tə ri, -ˈmɛn tri /
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adjective
of, relating to, or of the nature of a testament or will.
given, bequeathed, done, or appointed by will.
set forth or contained in a will.
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Sometimes tes·ta·men·tal [tes-tuh-men-tl] /ˌtɛs təˈmɛn tl/ .

Origin of testamentary

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English word from Latin word testāmentārius.See testament, -ary

OTHER WORDS FROM testamentary

non·tes·ta·men·ta·ry, adjectiveun·tes·ta·men·tal, adjectiveun·tes·ta·men·ta·ry, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for testamentary

testamentary
/ (ˌtɛstəˈmɛntərɪ) /

adjective
of or relating to a will or testament
derived from, bequeathed, or appointed by a will
contained or set forth in a will
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