teste

noun
tes·​te | \ ˈtes-tē \

Legal Definition of teste

1 : the witnessing or concluding clause of an instrument (as a writ)
2 : witness used especially formerly to indicate that what follows is named as authority for what precedes

History and Etymology for teste

Medieval Latin teste meipso (or seipso) by my (or his) own witness

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“Teste.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/teste. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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