testacy

noun

tes·​ta·​cy ˈte-stə-sē How to pronounce testacy (audio)
plural testacies
: the state of being testate

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of testacy was circa 1864

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“Testacy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/testacy. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Legal Definition

testacy

noun
tes·​ta·​cy ˈtes-tə-sē How to pronounce testacy (audio)
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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