Definition of Testament

1. Noun. A profession of belief. "He stated his political testament"

Generic synonyms: Credo, Creed



2. Noun. A legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die.
Exact synonyms: Will
Specialized synonyms: Old Testament, New Testament, Devise
Generic synonyms: Instrument, Legal Document, Legal Instrument, Official Document
Terms within: Codicil
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Testamentary, Will

3. Noun. Strong evidence for something. "His easy victory was a testament to his skill"
Generic synonyms: Testimonial, Testimony

4. Noun. Either of the two main parts of the Christian Bible.

Definition of Testament

1. n. A solemn, authentic instrument in writing, by which a person declares his will as to disposal of his estate and effects after his death.

Definition of Testament

1. Noun. (legal) A solemn, authentic instrument in writing, by which a person declares his or her will as to disposal of his or her inheritance (estate and effects) after his or her death, benefiting specified heir(s). ¹

2. Noun. One of the two distinct revelations of the Judeo-Christian God's purposes toward man; a covenant; also, one of the two general divisions of the canonical books of the Biblical Scriptures, in which the covenants are respectively revealed: the Old Testament and the New Testament; -- often limited, in colloquial language, to the latter. ¹

3. Noun. A tangible proof or tribute. ¹

4. Noun. A credo, expression of conviction ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Testament

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Medical Definition of Testament

1. 1. A solemn, authentic instrument in writing, by which a person declares his will as to disposal of his estate and effects after his death. This is otherwise called a will, and sometimes a last will and testament. A testament, to be valid, must be made by a person of sound mind; and it must be executed and published in due form of law. A man, in certain cases, may make a valid will by word of mouth only. See Nuncupative will, under Nuncupative. 2. One of the two distinct revelations of God's purposes toward man; a covenant; also, one of the two general divisions of the canonical books of the sacred Scriptures, in which the covenants are respectively revealed; as, the Old Testament; the new Testament; often limited, in colloquial language, to the latter. "He is the mediator of the new testament . . . For the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament." (Heb. Ix. 15) Holographic testament, a testament written wholly by the testator himself. Origin: F, fr. L. Testamentum, fr. Testari to be a witness, to make one's last will, akin to testis a witness. Cf. Intestate, Testify. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Testament

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Luther's New testament went into Swedish at the hands of Andrae and Petri ... The Icelandic New testament (1540) and Bible (1584) were revised in 1644 and ..."

2. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"Complete Hebrew- English pocket-dictionary of the Old testament. 75c. 'US. ... Fowler, H: T. Studies in the wisdom literature of the Old testament. 60c; pa. ..."

3. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1901)
"Problem in New testament criticism. Jacobus, MW $1.50. Scribner. ... YMCA Matthew: the genesis of the New testament: its purpose, character, and method. ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Bible—Old testament—Continued Nahum 306 Ар '19 Good will toward men ... Am Cat hQ 41:631-45 О '16 New testament Buddhistic influence in the New testament. ..."

5. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"The Greek text of the New testament was formed from less good sources : and not one of ... Though printed in 1514, the Complutensian New testament was not ..."

6. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1865)
"Additional Annotations to Bloomfield's Greek testament. ... The New testament in Greek and English, with a marginal Harmony, References to Parallel Passages ..."

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