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testate

[tes-teyt] /ˈtɛs teɪt/
adjective
1.
having made and left a valid will.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Latin testātus, past participle of testārī to bear witness, make a will, derivative of testis witness; see -ate1
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  • The statute applies whether the decedent died testate or intestate.
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testate

/ˈtɛsteɪt; ˈtɛstɪt/
adjective
1.
having left a legally valid will at death
noun
2.
a person who dies testate
Compare intestate
Derived Forms
testacy (ˈtɛstəsɪ) noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin testārī to make a will; see testament
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Word Origin and History for testate
adj.

"having left a valid will," late 15c., from Latin testatus, past participle of testari "make a will, be witness to, declare" (see testament).

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