testacy

noun tes·ta·cy \ ˈte-stə-sē \

Definition of testacy

plural testacies
: the state of being testate

First Known Use of testacy

circa 1864

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testacy

noun tes·ta·cy \ ˈtes-tə-sē \

legal Definition of testacy

plural testacies
: the state of being testate especially as determined in probate of a will
  • a rule favoring testacy over intestacy in the interpretation of wills
  • partial testacy

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