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From Middle English testament, from Old French testament, from Latin testāmentum (the publication of a will, a will, testament, in Late Latin one of the divisions of the Bible), from testor (I am a witness, testify, attest, make a will), from testis (one who attests, a witness).

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testament (plural testaments)

  1. (law) A solemn, authentic instrument in writing, by which a person declares his or her will as to disposal of his or her inheritance (estate and effects) after his or her death, benefiting specified heir(s).
    Synonyms: will, last will and testament, last will
  2. One of the two parts to the scriptures of the Christian religion: the New Testament, considered by Christians to be a continuation of the Hebrew scriptures, and the Hebrew scriptures themselves, which they refer to as the Old Testament.
  3. A tangible proof or tribute.
    • 1976 August 28, Steven Blevins, “Ads and Beauty Contests”, in Gay Community News, volume 4, number 9, page 4:
      These ads are a sad testament to the paper's attitude toward gay men, and a disheartening indication of the direction GCN may be going.
    The ancient aqueducts are a testament to the great engineering skill of the Roman Empire.
  4. A credo, expression of conviction
    The prime minister's speech was a glowing testament to the cabinet's undying commitment to the royal cause.

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Borrowed from Latin testāmentum.

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testament m (plural testaments)

  1. testament
  2. will (document)

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From Middle Dutch testament, from Old French testament, from Latin testāmentum (the publication of a will, a will, testament).

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  • IPA(key): /tɛstaˈmɛnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: tes‧ta‧ment
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

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testament n (plural testamenten, diminutive testamentje n)

  1. (law) testament, last will
  2. (biblical) testament (part of the Bible)

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  • Negerhollands: testament
  • Indonesian: testamen

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  • testament” in Woordenlijst Nederlandse Taal – Officiële Spelling, Nederlandse Taalunie. [the official spelling word list for the Dutch language]

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From Old French testament, from Latin testāmentum.

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testament m (plural testaments)

  1. (law) testament, last will
  2. legacy

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From Latin testāmentum, via Old Norse testament.

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testament n (definite singular testamentet, indefinite plural testament or testamenter, definite plural testamenta or testamentene)

  1. (law) a will (and/or) testament

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From Latin testāmentum, via Old Norse testament.

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testament n (definite singular testamentet, indefinite plural testament, definite plural testamenta)

  1. (law) a will, testament (declaration of disposal of inheritance)
  2. (Christianity) a testament (one of the two parts of the Bible)

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From Latin testāmentum.

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testament oblique singularm (oblique plural testamenz or testamentz, nominative singular testamenz or testamentz, nominative plural testament)

  1. testimony; statement

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testament m

  1. testament

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testament

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Learned borrowing from Latin testāmentum.

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  • IPA(key): /tɛsˈta.mɛnt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -amɛnt
  • Syllabification: tes‧ta‧ment

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testament m inan (diminutive testamencik, related adjective testamentowy or testamentalny or testamentarny)

  1. testament, will (formal declaration of one's intent concerning the disposal of one's property and holdings after death; the legal document stating such wishes)
  2. legacy (artistic creation or spiritual message left behind after someone's death for future generations)

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  • testament in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • testament in Polish dictionaries at PWN
  • testament in PWN's encyclopedia

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Borrowed from Latin testamentum.

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testament n (plural testamente)

  1. will

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From Latin testāmentum.

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testàment m (Cyrillic spelling теста̀мент)

  1. (law) the (last) will (legal document)

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