testate

[tes-teyt]
adjective
having made and left a valid will.

Origin:
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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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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testate
"having left a valid will," late 15c., from L. testatus, pp. of testari "make a will, be witness to, declare" (see testament).
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The statute applies whether the decedent died testate or intestate.
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