Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Law Dictionary

teste

noun tes·te \ˈtes-tē\

Legal Definition of teste

  1. 1 :  the witnessing or concluding clause of an instrument (as a writ)

  2. 2 :  witness —used especially formerly to indicate that what follows is named as authority for what precedes



Origin and Etymology of teste

Medieval Latin teste meipso (or seipso) by my (or his) own witness


Learn More about teste

  1. Dictionary: Definition of teste


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up teste? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

Get Word of the Day daily email!