Simple Definition of testament
: proof or evidence that something exists or is true
law : the legal instructions in which you say who should receive your property, possessions, etc., after you die
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Examples of testament
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a person's last will and testament
Origin of testament
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin testamentum covenant with God, holy scripture, from Latin, last will, from testari to be a witness, call to witness, make a will, from testis witness; akin to Latin tres three & to Latin stare to stand; from the witness's standing by as a third party in a litigation — more at three, stand
First Known Use: 14th century
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