testator

noun
tes·​ta·​tor | \ ˈte-ˌstā-tər How to pronounce testator (audio) , te-ˈstā-\

Definition of testator

: a person who dies leaving a will or testament in force

First Known Use of testator

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for testator

Middle English testatour, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin testator, from Latin testari

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testator

noun
tes·​ta·​tor | \ ˈte-ˌstā-tər How to pronounce testator (audio) \

Legal Definition of testator

: a person who dies leaving a will

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