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testate

[ tes-teyt ]
/ ˈtɛs teɪt /
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adjective
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
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British Dictionary definitions for testate

testate
/ (ˈtɛsteɪt, ˈtɛstɪt) /

adjective
having left a legally valid will at death
noun
a person who dies testate
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Derived forms of testate

testacy (ˈtɛstəsɪ), noun

Word Origin for testate

C15: from Latin testārī to make a will; see testament
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