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One who dies leaving a valid will, or the description of this status.
testateadjective having left a will, having written a testament, relating to a will, with a valid will, with an exeeuted will
Associated concepts: intestate succession
testatehaving 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.