Definition of testation in English:

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Pronunciation: /tɛˈsteɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun] Law
The disposal of property by will.
Example sentences
  • The principle of freedom of testation leaves a person free to choose who should benefit from the estate, and there is nothing to prevent him bequeathing everything to charity.
  • Perhaps the English system comes closer to seeing freedom of testation as a fundamental right.
  • They do agree that the courts can override the power of testation but on what basis should they approach it.

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