teste

noun

tes·​te
ˈtes-tē
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

Word History

Etymology

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 17 Jul. 2024.

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