- having made and left a valid will.
Origin of testate
Examples from the Web for testate
Historical Examples of testate
He inherits from the possessor, legitimately born, dying in testate in his house without apparent heirs.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)
Hippolyte A. Taine
In Pisa, testate succession was regulated in accordance with the Roman law: de ultimis voluntatibus pen legem romanum iudicetur.The Two First Centuries of Florentine History
- having left a legally valid will at death
- a person who dies testate
Word Origin for testate
"having left a valid will," late 15c., from Latin testatus, past participle of testari "make a will, be witness to, declare" (see testament).