Testator meaning

tĕstātər, tĕ-stātər
A deceased person who has left a legally valid will.
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A person who has made a will, esp. one who has died leaving a valid will.
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(law) One who dies having made a legally valid will.
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Origin of testator

  • Middle English testatour from Anglo-Norman from Latin testātor from testārī to make one's will testament

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin testator (“one who makes a will, in Late Latin also one who bears witness"), from testari (“to bear witness, make a will"); see testament.

    From Wiktionary