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

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


having made a WILL. See INTESTACY.
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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.