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English definition of “testate”

testate

adjective     /ˈtesteɪt/ LAW
having died after leaving instructions about who should be given your property and money : Where the deceased is testate and has a spouse , but does not refer to her in his will, she can apply for the compensation .
relating to someone who has died after leaving instructions about who should be given their property and money : Both landlord and tenant have legal estates which may pass to others on sale , under the rules of testate or intestate succession .
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(Definition of testate adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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