A person who has made a will, esp. one who has died leaving a valid will.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Testator
Origin of Testator
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.
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
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