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One who dies leaving a valid will, or the description of this status.


adjective having left a will, having written a testament, relating to a will, with a valid will, with an exeeuted will
Associated concepts: intestate succession


having made a WILL. See INTESTACY.

TESTATE. One who dies having made a testament; a testator. This word is used in this sense, in the act of the legislature of Pennsylvania, entitled "An act relative to dower and for other purposes." Sect. 2, 5 Sm. Laws, 257.

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2013, 2014), 46 new zoopsammon taxa for the Estonian fauna were registered, including 25 rotifers, 17 testate amoebae, 1 cercozoan, 1 clitellate, 1 tardigrade, and 1 harpacticoid.
Therefore, the Lithuanian testate succession comprises three major elements:
Distribution of testate amoebae along a gradient hummocklawn-hollow in a Sphagnum bog: potential implications for palaeoecological reconstructions.
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See also Guzman, supra note 58, at 780 ("[a]n interest will adeem by satisfaction, in whole or in part, provided that there is sufficiently expressed intent that an inter vivos gift be charged against a beneficiary's testate share"); Van Foreman McClellan, Note, Inter Vivos Transfers: Will They Stand up against the Surviving Spouse's Elective Share?
It has been variously described as a testate amoeba with a thin and flexible test (Cash & Hopkinson, 1909; de Saedeleer, 1934) and as a naked amoeba with stiffened pellicle (Schaeffer, 1926).
when a married man died intestate, or when he died testate but excluded
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La ricerca della Villa dimostra altresi che il dibattito filosofico e culturale che vede impegnate, sulle piu importanti testate, le maggiori personalita intellettuali dell'epoca non aveva lasciato freddi i crepuscolari i quali, dal canto loro, si rivelano alacri promotori culturali, fomentando numerose, e significative, occasioni di confronto.