testate

adjective (1)
tes·​tate | \ ˈte-ˌstāt How to pronounce testate (audio) , -stət \

Definition of testate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having left a valid will she died testate

testate

adjective (2)

Definition of testate (Entry 2 of 2)

: having a firm, external covering : covered with a test (see test entry 4) naked and testate amoebas

First Known Use of testate

Adjective (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for testate

Adjective (1)

Middle English, from Latin testatus, past participle of testari to make a will

Adjective (2)

test entry 4 (or its source New Latin and Latin testa) + -ate entry 3

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20 Jan 2021

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“Testate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/testate. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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testate

adjective
tes·​tate | \ ˈte-ˌstāt, -stət How to pronounce testate (audio) \

Legal Definition of testate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : having made a valid will died testate
2 : disposed of or governed by a will testate property a testate estate

testate

noun

Legal Definition of testate (Entry 2 of 2)

History and Etymology for testate

Adjective

Latin testatus, past participle of testari to make a will

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