Your will is an example of a testament.
- An example of testament is a document stating what a person wishes to leave to his/her heirs in the event of his/her passing.
- An example of testament is the New Testament.
The definition of a testament is a statement of fact or worth, or one of the two major divisions of the Christian Bible.
- Obs. a covenant, esp. one between God and man
- either of the two parts of the Christian Bible, the Old Testament and the New Testament
- Informal a copy of the New Testament
- a statement, act, etc. testifying to the fact, validity, or worth of something; testimonial: a testament to liberty
- an affirmation of beliefs or convictions; profession: a freethinker's testament
- Law a will: now rare except in the phrase last will and testament
Origin of testamentOld French from Ecclesiastical Late Latin testamentum, Testament (in New Testament , translated, translation of Classical Greek diath?k?, covenant) from L, a will from testari, to testify, make a will from testis, a witness: see testify
- Something that serves as tangible proof or evidence: The spacious plan of the city is a testament to the foresight of its founders.
- A statement of belief; a credo: my political testament.
- Law A usually formal, written directive providing for the disposition of one's property after death; a will.
- Testament Bible Either of the two main divisions of the Bible.
- Archaic A covenant between humans and God.
Origin of testamentMiddle English a will from Latin testāmentum from testārī to make a will from testis witness ; see trei- in Indo-European roots.
- (law) A solemn, authentic instrument in writing, by which a person declares his or her will as to disposal of his or her inheritance (estate and effects) after his or her death, benefiting specified heir(s).
- One of the two parts to the scriptures of the Christian religion: the New Testament, considered by Christians to be a continuation of the Hebrew scriptures, and the Hebrew scriptures themselves, which they refer to as the Old Testament.
- A tangible proof or tribute.
- A credo, expression of conviction
- The prime minister's speech was a glowing testament to the cabinet's undying commitment to the royal cause
testament - Legal Definition
A document disposing of a person’s personal property upon his or her death, distinct from a will, which is a devise of real estate.