testamentary

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj testamentary of or relating to a will or testament or bequeathed by a will or testament
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Testamentary Bequeathed by will; given by testament. "How many testamentary charities have been defeated by the negligence or fraud of executors!"
    • Testamentary Done, appointed by, or founded on, a testament, or will; as, a testamentary guardian of a minor, who may be appointed by the will of a father to act in that capacity until the child becomes of age.
    • Testamentary Of or pertaining to a will, or testament; as, letters testamentary .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • testamentary Relating or pertaining to a will or wills; also, relating to administration of the estates of deceased persons.
    • testamentary Given or bequeathed by will.
    • testamentary Set forth or contained in a will.
    • testamentary Done or appointed by, or founded on, a last will or testament: as, testamentary guardians (that is, guardians appointed by testament or will).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Testamentary pertaining to a testament or will: bequeathed or done by will
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. testamentarius,: cf. F. testamentaire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. testamentumtestāri, to be a witness—testis, a witness.

Usage

In literature:

Raleigh, who had perhaps not gone to bed all night, had just finished a testamentary paper of defence.
"Raleigh" by Edmund Gosse
It has come to us like an unlooked-for testamentary windfall.
"The Book-Collector" by William Carew Hazlitt
The testamentary rights of husband and wife are the same in regard to their separate property.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Your answer is sound, legal, and argumentative, and then the testamentary disposition is so plain that it cannot be set aside.
"The Lawyers, A Drama in Five Acts" by Augustus William Iffland
These testamentary dispositions were most rigorously observed.
"Pretty Michal" by Mór Jókai
He had pledged himself to respect the testamentary disposition of Henry VIII.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
The city and town library is now beginning to share liberally in these testamentary benefactions.
"The Library and Society" by Various
Tell me, you men, is this a testamentary paper, and you think it against the law to destroy it?
"The Raid of The Guerilla and Other Stories" by Charles Egbert Craddock
This right and duty became a jurisdiction in all testamentary causes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
For some time past, his testamentary arrangements had been made; but there was still much to set in order.
"No Surrender" by E. Werner
Mr. Stockwell's protests against Pickering's testamentary designs were cut short by his client.
"The Revellers" by Louis Tracy
He had spoken of compulsion, such as he held by testamentary powers.
"The Child Wife" by Mayne Reid
I am not sure that it has not a certain testamentary value.
"A Master of Deception" by Richard Marsh
This testamentary Ogilvey appeared on the scene soon after Stephen Garth died and was buried.
"The House 'Round the Corner" by Gordon Holmes
Even then, he evidently anticipated, that it might cease to be; and shaped his testamentary provisions accordingly.
"Dealings With The Dead" by A Sexton of the Old School
His testamentary dispositions completed, he turned his thoughts to things spiritual.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 63, No. 391, May, 1848" by Various
Why shouldn't I ornament my testamentary dispositions with a few characteristic touches?
"The Chase of the Ruby" by Richard Marsh
No one had realized how wealthy the financier was, and his testamentary dispositions had startled everybody.
"The Angel" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
None the less, his testamentary arrangements utterly failed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various
Defects of the senses do not incapacitate, if the testator possesses sufficient mind to perform a valid testamentary act.
"The Curiosities and Law of Wills" by John Proffatt
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In news:

Testamentary trusts and irrevocable trusts are two other types of trusts .
Testamentary trusts are trusts that are based on instructions in your will.
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