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testatrix

[te-stey-triks] /tɛˈsteɪ trɪks/
noun, plural testatrices
[te-stey-truh-seez, tes-tuh-trahy-seez] /tɛˈsteɪ trəˌsiz, ˌtɛs təˈtraɪ siz/ (Show IPA).
Law.
1.
a woman who makes a will.
2.
a woman who has died leaving a valid will.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Late Latin testātrīx; see testator, -trix
Usage note
See -trix.
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  • The residuary estate goes to the two brothers and one sister of the testatrix.
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testator

/tɛˈsteɪtə/
noun
1.
a person who makes a will, esp one who dies testate
Word Origin
C15: from Anglo-French testatour, from Late Latin testātor, from Latin testārī to make a will; see testament
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