testator

[tes-tey-ter, te-stey-ter]
noun Law.
1.
a person who makes a will.
2.
a person who has died leaving a valid will.

Origin:
1275–1325; < Latin testātor; see testate, -tor; replacing Middle English testatour < Anglo-French

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testator or (feminine) testatrix (tɛˈsteɪtə, tɛˈsteɪtrɪks)
 
n
a person who makes a will, esp one who dies testate
 
[C15: from Anglo-French testatour, from Late Latin testātor, from Latin testārī to make a will; see testament]
 
testatrix or (feminine) testatrix
 
n
 
[C15: from Anglo-French testatour, from Late Latin testātor, from Latin testārī to make a will; see testament]

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Example sentences
The question presented is whether in a will contest the hearsay statements of a testator are admissible to prove undue influence.
There the testator's will left his entire estate to the appellant, his nephew.
It is well settled that a will is not valid until properly executed, including the signing by the testator.
Indeed, courts must give effect to any lawful intent of the testator, regardless of the reasonableness of conditions imposed.
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