Testament

Definition of Testament

Tes´ta`ment
n.1.(Law) A solemn, authentic instrument in writing, by which a person declares his will as to disposal of his estate and effects after his death.
2.One of the two distinct revelations of God's purposes toward man; a covenant; also, one of the two general divisions of the canonical books of the sacred Scriptures, in which the covenants are respectively revealed; as, the Old Testament; the New Testament; - often limited, in colloquial language, to the latter.
He is the mediator of the new testament . . . for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament.
- Heb. ix. 15.
Holographic testament
a testament written wholly by the testator himself.
- Bouvier.

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testimonial, testimony
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