Definition of Testate

1. Noun. A person who makes a will.

Exact synonyms: Testator
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Devisor, Testatrix



2. Adjective. Having made a legally valid will before death.
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Antonyms: Intestate

Definition of Testate

1. a. Having made and left a will; as, a person is said to die testate.

2. n. One who leaves a valid will at death; a testate person.

Definition of Testate

1. Adjective. (legal) Having left a legally valid last will and testament (of one who has died). ¹

2. Noun. (legal) One who has left a valid will and testament. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Testate

1. a testator [n -S] - See also: testator

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Literary usage of Testate

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1. Roman Law in the Modern World by Charles Phineas Sherman (1922)
"testate SUCCESSION (1) WILLS (TESTAMENTA) § 678 testate or testamentary succession defined. When a person dies leaving a will designating the heirs or ..."

2. Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1908)
"There also was evidence that at one time before the delivery of the certificate to the defendant the plaintiff's testate expressed an unwillingness to ..."

3. The Practice of the Sheriff Courts of Scotland in Civil Causes by John Dove Wilson (1883)
"WHEREAS many poor persons die testate in Scotland possessed of personal estate of ... This Act may be cited for all purposes as the "Small testate Estates ..."

4. Elementary Law by William Callyhan Robinson (1910)
"Of Probate Jurisdiction over testate Estates. >' A testate estate is one of which the former owner, now deceased, has made a final disposition by a valid ..."

5. Wills and Succession: Including Wills, and how to Make Them : Succession to by Allan McNeil (1896)
"There are two kinds of succession known in law, namely: (1) testate succession ... testate succession is where a person dies leaving a will or other writing ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of Executors and Administrators by James Schouler (1883)
"Settlement of Estates, testate or Intestate ; Executors and Administrators, and their Functions ; Administration. — The estates of deceased persons, ..."

7. A Handbook of the Law of Scotland by James Lorimer (1885)
"Of testate Succession in Moveables. 935. A testament or will (in the law of Scotland the words are synonymous) may be made at any period of life beyond the ..."

8. Elements of American Jurisprudence by William Callyhan Robinson (1900)
"Of the Jurisdiction of the Courts of Probate over testate Estates. In the exercise of their primary probate jurisdiction these courts are concerned chiefly ..."

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