His staying power is a testament to the poptimist adage that if someone likes something, it must have some merit.
Kempton said of the son, “He was a chosen child and a testament to a faith no less noble for having a reward no better than this.”
The fact that nobody dies on this episode is truly a testament to the abuse threshold of the human stomach.
It is a testament in honor of all the migrants of the world, especially Dilcy Yohan and his family.
And it really is a testament to the model of a show that has such a social media following.
It is undoubtedly my brother-in-law's last will and testament, and, as far as I can see at a glance, it is altogether regular.
No, this letter is just a ‘last will and testament,’ as the lawyers have it.
I have just read the last "will and testament" of a little boy nine years old, who lived in Ohio.
He took a fresh piece of paper, and traced on it the words: "This is my last will and testament."
For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is as yet of no strength, whilst the testator liveth.
late 13c., "last will disposing of property," from Latin testamentum "a will, publication of a will," from testari "make a will, be witness to," from testis "witness," from PIE *tris- "three" (see three) on the notion of "third person, disinterested witness."
Use in reference to the two divisions of the Bible (c.1300) is from Late Latin vetus testamentum and novum testamentum, loan-translations of Greek palaia diatheke and kaine diatheke. Late Latin testamentum in this case was a mistranslation of Greek diatheke, which meant both "covenant, dispensation" and "will, testament," and was used in the former sense in the account of the Last Supper (see testimony) but subsequently was interpreted as Christ's "last will."
occurs twelve times in the New Testament (Heb. 9:15, etc.) as the rendering of the Gr. diatheke, which is twenty times rendered "covenant" in the Authorized Version, and always so in the Revised Version. The Vulgate translates incorrectly by testamentum, whence the names "Old" and "New Testament," by which we now designate the two sections into which the Bible is divided. (See BIBLE.)