Share this entry

Share this page

testatrix

Line breaks: tes|ta¦trix
Pronunciation: /tɛˈsteɪtrɪks
 
/

Definition of testatrix in English:

noun (plural testatrices /-trɪsiːz/ or testatrixes)

Law
A woman who has made a will or given a legacy.
Example sentences
  • Thus, justice did not demand that these benefits, which were not intended by the testatrix to whom the defendants owed the duty of care, should be paid by the defendants.
  • It follows that, prima facie, the defendants would be liable at the suit of the testatrix's personal representatives for the loss caused to her estate by their failure to advise service of a notice of severance.
  • In mutual wills cases they are a testator, a testatrix and an intended beneficiary or class of beneficiaries.

Origin

late 16th century: from late Latin, feminine of testator (see testator).

Definition of testatrix in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…