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testamentary

[tes-tuh-men-tuh-ree, -men-tree] /ˌtɛs təˈmɛn tə ri, -ˈmɛn tri/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a testament or will.
2.
given, bequeathed, done, or appointed by will.
3.
set forth or contained in a will.
Also, testamental.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Latin testāmentārius. See testament, -ary
Related forms
nontestamentary, adjective
untestamental, adjective
untestamentary, adjective
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Examples for testamentary
  • Approval was shown by the granting of letters testamentary.
British Dictionary definitions for testamentary

testamentary

/ˌtɛstəˈmɛntərɪ/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a will or testament
2.
derived from, bequeathed, or appointed by a will
3.
contained or set forth in a will
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