Of or pertaining to a will or testament.

Although such letter shall not be interpreted as a testamentary writing, I request that my beneficiaries and executor carry out the requests made in the letter.

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  • testamentary — I adjective by way of a will, bequeathed by will, contained in a will, devised by will, distributed by will, given by testament, hereditary, patrimonial, set forth in a will, transferred by a legacy, transferred by bequest, transferred by devise… …   Law dictionary

  • Testamentary — Tes ta*men ta*ry, a. [L. testamentarius: cf. F. testamentaire.] 1. Of or pertaining to a will, or testament; as, letters testamentary. [1913 Webster] 2. Bequeathed by will; given by testament. [1913 Webster] How many testamentary charities have… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • testamentary — mid 15c., from L. testamentarius, from testamentum (see TESTAMENT (Cf. testament)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • testamentary — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of, in, or through a will …   English terms dictionary

  • testamentary — Pertaining to a will or testament; as testamentary causes. Derived from, founded on, or appointed by a testament or will; as a testamentary guardian, letters testamentary, etc. A paper, instrument, document, gift, appointment, etc., is said to be …   Black's law dictionary

  • testamentary — See testamentary character …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • testamentary — adjective see testament …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • testamentary — /tes teuh men teuh ree, men tree/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a testament or will. 2. given, bequeathed, done, or appointed by will. 3. set forth or contained in a will. Also, testamental. [1425 75; late ME < L testamentarius …   Universalium

  • testamentary — tes·ta·men·ta·ry || ‚testÉ™ mentÉ™rɪ / trɪ adj. of testament …   English contemporary dictionary

  • testamentary — adjective relating to or bequeathed or appointed through a will …   English new terms dictionary

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