having made and left a legally valid will
Origin of testateLate Middle English ; from Classical Latin testatus, past participle of testari: see testament
a person who has died testate
Having made a legally valid will before death.
Origin of testateMiddle English, from Latin testatus, past participle of testar&imacron;, to make one's will; see testament.
- (law) one who has left a valid will and testament