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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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