testator

(redirected from Testor)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia.

Testator

One who makes or has made a will; one who dies leaving a will.

A testator is a person who makes a valid will. A will is the document through which a deceased person disposes of his property. A person who dies without having made a will is said to have died intestate.

A testator must be of sound mind when making a will. In part to ensure that a testator is of sound mind, states require that the signing of a will be witnessed by multiple persons. A testator also should be making the will without duress and free of coercion from other persons. If the testator is not acting of her own free will in consenting to the terms of the will, a court may later void all or part of it.

testator

n. a person who has written a will which is in effect at the time of his/her death. (See: will)

See: contributor, decedent, grantor

testator

the person who makes a WILL.

TESTATOR. One who has made a testament or will.
     2. In general, all persons may be testators. But to this rule there are various exceptions. First, persons who are deprived of understanding cannot make wills; idiots, lunatics and infants, are among this class. Secondly, persons who have understanding, but being under the power of others, cannot freely exercise their will; and this the law presumes to be the case with a married woman, and, therefore, she cannot make a will without the express consent of her husband to the particular will. When a woman makes a will under some general agreement on the part of the husband that she shall make a will, the instrument is not properly a will, but a writing in the nature of a will or testament. Thirdly, persons who are deprived of their free will cannot make a testament; as, a person in duress. 2 Bl. Com. 497; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 2102, et seq. See Devisor; Duress; Feme covert;, Idiot; Influence; Parties to Contracts; Testament; Wife; Will.

References in periodicals archive ?
Standard static and dynamic video test signals and patterns are also included with the Testor app, while user-defined signal patterns can be uploaded into the app.
Standard static and dynamic video test signals and patterns are included with the Testor APP, and user-defined signal patterns can also be uploaded into the APP.
Father-of-two DS Testor was arrested last month at the substantial detached home he shares with wife Lorraine, at Larkhall, Lanarkshire.
Use a Testor's Enamel Paint Marker ($3 at a home center) to mark a line across the hole.
Testor, Ernie Petit, VP New Products & Marketing, 800-962-6654 x4058, epetit@testors.com, P.
2, 154-155) '<<uos, aeterni ignes, et non uiolabile uestrum testor numen>> ait'.
Brittain's title, Testament--deriving from testor, meaning witness--emphasizes her distance from the events she describes and her forced placement into the position of spectator.
Fortunately, under the able guidance of Kristina Testor, the Salomon Smith Barney financial adviser for NCEW investments during the past decade, the Foundation board of directors adopted at its March 22 meeting in Providence a revised investment policy statement.
I've used a number of products for capping and cresting arrows finished with urethane, including Testor's enamel paints, paint pens, and even permanent magic markers.
Each of the measured snails was also marked with Testor's enamel.
The Testor Corporation introduces the Aztek AC500, a new airbrush compressor with quiet power and a low price tag.