Meaning of “testate” in the English Dictionary

"testate" in British English

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testateadjective

uk /ˈtes.teɪt/ us /ˈtes.teɪt/ formal

(of a person) having left a will (= document saying who should get their possessions)

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(Definition of “testate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"testate" in Business English

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testateadverb

uk /ˈtesteɪt/ us
die testate

to die having left instructions about who should be given your property and money:

He died testate, leaving his entire estate to his wife Katherine.

testateadjective

uk /ˈtesteɪt/ us 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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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