[ tes-teyt ]
/ ˈtɛs teɪt /
having made and left a valid will.
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Origin of testate
1425–75; late Middle English <Latin testātus, past participle of testārī to bear witness, make a will, derivative of testis witness; see -ate1
Words nearby testate
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Example sentences from the Web for testate
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|Pasquale Villari
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
British Dictionary definitions for testate
/ (ˈtɛsteɪt, ˈtɛstɪt) /
having left a legally valid will at death
a person who dies testate
Derived forms of testatetestacy (ˈtɛstəsɪ), noun
Word Origin for testate
C15: from Latin testārī to make a will; see testament
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