testate

adjective
tes·​tate | \ˈte-ˌstāt, -stət\

Definition of testate 

: having left a valid will she died testate

First Known Use of testate

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for testate

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

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testate

adjective
tes·​tate | \ˈte-ˌstāt, -stət \

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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