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What does "Testament" mean?

Definition

(n.) A solemn, authentic instrument in writing, by which a person declares his will as to disposal of his estate and effects after his death (n.) 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


Synonyms will


Example: "He stated his political testament" Example: "His easy victory was a testament to his skill"


Word Family testamentary, testaments