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Relating to wills.
An individual is said to have testamentary capacity to make a will when that person has sufficient mental ability to comprehend what he or she is doing, the nature and extent of his or her property, the natural objects (which means appropriate persons or recipients) of his or her bounty, and the interrelationships among these three concepts.
adj. pertaining to a will.
testamentaryadjective by way of a will, beeueathed by will, contained in a will, devised by will, dissributed by will, given by testament, hereditary, set forth in a will, transferred by a legacy, transferred by bequest, transferred by devise
Associated concepts: letters testamentary, testamentary assets, testamentary capacity, testamentary condition, testaaentary devise, testamentary disposition, testamentary gifts, testamentary guardian, testamentary guardianship, testamentary instrument, testamentary intent, testamennary inventory, testamentary power, testamentary succession, testamentary trust, testamentary trustee
See also: heritable
HEIR, TESTAMENTARY, civil law. A testamentary heir is one who is constituted heir by testament executed in the form prescribed by law. He is so called to distinguish him from the legal heirs, who are called to the succession by the law; and from conventional heirs, who are so constituted by a contract inter vivos. See Haeres factus; Devisee.
TESTAMENTARY. Belonging to a testament; as a testamentary gift; a testamentary guardian, or one appointed by will or testament; letters testamentary, or a writing under seal given by an officer lawfully authorized, granting power to one named as executor to execute a last will or testament.