[tes-tey-ter, te-stey-ter]

Origin of testator

1275–1325; < Latin testātor; see testate, -tor; replacing Middle English testatour < Anglo-French
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feminine testatrix (tɛˈsteɪtrɪks)

  1. 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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Word Origin and History for testator

mid-15c., from Anglo-French testatour (c.1300), from Late Latin testatorem, from testari (see testate).

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