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.
- Sometimes tes·ta·men·tal [tes-tuh-men-tl] /ˌtɛs təˈmɛn tl/ .
- non·tes·ta·men·ta·ry, adjective
- un·tes·ta·men·tal, adjective
- un·tes·ta·men·ta·ry, adjective
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How to use testamentary in a sentence
The blessings of his purchase in the first ages were, even as in the last, testamentary.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
Is not, this a curious case of testamentary right; human greed obliterating personal identity itself?History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XII. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
The imbecility and feebleness of mind resulting from extreme old age is another cause of testamentary incapacity.
Defects of the senses do not incapacitate, if the testator possesses sufficient mind to perform a valid testamentary act.
It is from this case, as a starting point, has arisen the theory of monomania, as applied to testamentary capacity.
British Dictionary definitions for testamentary
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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