testacy
tes·ta·cy /'tes-tə-sē/ n pl -cies: the state of being testate esp. as determined in probate of a will
a rule favoring testacy over intestacy in the interpretation of wills
partial testacy

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

testacy
The condition of dying with a valid will. Compare: intestacy
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


testacy
n. The condition of having left or leaving a valid will at the time of one's death, rather than intestacy.
See also intestate.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


testacy
The condition or state of leaving a valid will at one's death to direct the distribution of one's estate.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


testacy
The condition or state of leaving a valid will at one's death to direct the distribution of one's estate.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

testacy
n.
   dying with a will (a testament). It is compared to "intestacy," which is dying without a will.
   See also: intestacy

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Testacy — Tes ta*cy, n. [See {Testate}.] (Law) The state or circumstance of being testate, or of leaving a valid will, or testament, at death. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • testacy — [tes′tə sē] n. Law the state of being testate …   English World dictionary

  • testacy — noun (plural cies) Date: circa 1864 the state of being testate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • testacy — /tes teuh see/, n. the state of being testate. [1860 65; TEST(ATE) + ACY] * * * …   Universalium

  • testacy — noun The condition of being testate; of having left a valid will at ones death …   Wiktionary

  • testacy — n. act of leaving a will …   English contemporary dictionary

  • testacy — tes·ta·cy …   English syllables

  • testacy — tes•ta•cy [[t]ˈtɛs tə si[/t]] n. law the state of being testate • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • testacy — /ˈtɛstəsi/ (say testuhsee) noun the state of being testate …   Australian English dictionary

  • testacy —   n. dying testate …   Dictionary of difficult words

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