testacy

[tes-tuh-see]
noun
the state of being testate.

Origin:
1860–65; test(ate) + -acy

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testate (ˈtɛsteɪt, ˈtɛstɪt)
 
adj
1.  having left a legally valid will at death
 
n
2.  a person who dies testate
 
[C15: from Latin testārī to make a will; see testament]
 
testacy
 
n

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Example sentences
Informal probate is conclusive as to all persons until superseded by an order in a formal testacy proceeding.
Publication shall also be required in all formal testacy and appointment proceedings.
The limitations period in which an individual may initiate a testacy proceeding is typically three years.
No informal probate or appointment proceeding or formal testacy or appointment proceeding.
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