- 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.
Origin of testamentary
Examples from the Web for testamentary
Historical Examples of testamentary
The blessings of his purchase in the first ages were, even as in the last, testamentary.The Ordinance of Covenanting
I sat down this morning and put on paper my testamentary meaning.The Letters of Charles Dickens
I should not fail to remember this in making my testamentary arrangements.The Rock of the Lion
Molly Elliot Seawell
Testamentary power can only be created by the words of a book, by an anathema.Domesday Book and Beyond
Frederic William Maitland
Still, testamentary power did not come as soon as other rights.The Curiosities and Law of Wills
- of or relating to a will or testament
- derived from, bequeathed, or appointed by a will
- contained or set forth in a will
Word Origin and History for testamentary
mid-15c., from Latin testamentarius, from testamentum (see testament).