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testator

[ tes-tey-ter, te-stey-ter ]
/ ˈtɛs teɪ tər, tɛˈsteɪ tər /
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noun Law.

a person who makes a will.
a person who has died leaving a valid will.

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Origin of testator

1275–1325; <Latin testātor;see testate, -tor; replacing Middle English testatour<Anglo-French
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testator

feminine testatrix (tɛˈsteɪtrɪks)

/ (tɛˈsteɪtə) /

noun

a person who makes a will, esp one who dies testate

Word Origin for testator

C15: from Anglo-French testatour, from Late Latin testātor, from Latin testārī to make a will; see testament
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