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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin testātus (testified), perfect passive participle of testor (I am witness, testify, attest; I make a will), from testis (witness).

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testate (not comparable)

  1. (law) having left a legally valid last will and testament (of one who has died).
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testate (plural testates)

  1. (law) one who has left a valid will and testament
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Etymology 2Edit

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testate (not comparable)

  1. (zoology) Having a test (external calciferous shell or endoskeleton)
    • 2010, Valentyna Krashevska, Mark Maraun, & Stefan Scheu, “Micro-and macroscale changes in density and diversity of testate amoebae of tropical montane rain forests of Southern Ecuador”, in Acta Protozoologica, volume 49, number 1:
      High frequency of species with acrostomy, eg species of the genera Euglypha, Assulina and Nebela, supports the conclusion that humidity is a major structuring force for testate amoebae at TH III.

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testāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of testātus