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tes·ta·ment

 (tĕs′tə-mənt)
n.
1. Something that serves as tangible proof or evidence: The spacious plan of the city is a testament to the foresight of its founders.
2. A statement of belief; a credo: my political testament.
3. Law A usually formal, written directive providing for the disposition of one's property after death; a will.
4. Testament Bible Either of the two main divisions of the Bible.
5. Archaic A covenant between humans and God.

[Middle English, a will, from Latin testāmentum, from testārī, to make a will, from testis, witness; see trei- in Indo-European roots.]

tes′ta·men′tar·y (-mĕn′tə-rē, -mĕn′trē) adj.

testament

(ˈtɛstəmənt)
n
1. (Law) law a will setting out the disposition of personal property (esp in the phrase last will and testament)
2. a proof, attestation, or tribute: his success was a testament to his skills.
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms)
a. a covenant instituted between God and man, esp the covenant of Moses or that instituted by Christ
b. a copy of either the Old or the New Testament, or of the complete Bible
[C14: from Latin: a will, from testārī to bear witness, from testis a witness]
ˌtestaˈmental adj

Testament

(ˈtɛstəmənt)
n
1. (Bible) either of the two main parts of the Bible; the Old Testament or the New Testament
2. (Bible) the New Testament as distinct from the Old

tes•ta•ment

(ˈtɛs tə mənt)

n.
1.
a. a legal document disposing of one's personal property after death.
b. a will.
2. (cap.) either the New Testament or the Old Testament.
3. a covenant, esp. between God and humans.
4. a proof; testimony.
[1250–1300; Middle English: will, covenant < Latin testāmentum]
tes`ta•men′ta•ry (-ˈmɛn tə ri, -ˈmɛn tri) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.testament - a profession of belieftestament - a profession of belief; "he stated his political testament"
credo, creed - any system of principles or beliefs
2.testament - a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
codicil - a supplement to a will; a testamentary instrument intended to alter an already executed will
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
devise - a will disposing of real property
3.testament - strong evidence for something; "his easy victory was a testament to his skill"
testimonial, testimony - something that serves as evidence; "his effort was testimony to his devotion"
4.Testament - either of the two main parts of the Christian Bible
religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Bible, Word of God, Book, Word - the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"

testament

noun
1. proof, evidence, testimony, witness, demonstration, tribute, attestation, exemplification His house is a testament to his Gothic tastes.
2. will, last wishes a codicil to my will and testament

testament

noun
Translations
وَصِيَّه
závěťposlední vůle
testamente
oporukazavjet
erfîaskrá
Naujasis Testamentastestamentas
testaments
závet

testament

[ˈtestəmənt] N
1. (= will) → testamento m
see also will 2 A2
2. (Bible) the Old/New Testamentel Antiguo/Nuevo Testamento
3. (= proof) → testimonio m
the building is a testament to his skills as an architectel edificio es testimonio de su competencia como arquitecto

testament

[ˈtɛstəmənt] n
(= testimony, proof) → témoignage m
a testament to sth → un témoignage de qch
(LAW) (= will) → testament m
(BIBLE) Old Testament, New Testamenttest ban n (also nuclear test ban) → interdiction f des essais nucléairestest ban treaty n (also nuclear test ban treaty) → traité m d'interdiction d'essais nucléairestest case n (LAW)affaire f qui fait jurisprudencetest drive test-drive [ˈtɛstdraɪv] n [car] → essai m sur routetest-drive [ˈtɛstdraɪv] vt [+ car] → essayer

testament

n
(old)Testament nt, → letzter Wille
(Bibl) Old/New TestamentAltes/Neues Testament

testament

[ˈtɛstəmənt] ntestamento
the Old/New Testament (Rel) → il Vecchio/Nuovo Testamento

testament

(ˈtestəmənt) noun
a written statement especially of what one wants to be done with one's personal property after one dies. This is his last will and testament.
Old Testament, New Testament
the two main parts of the Bible.

testament

n. testamento.
References in classic literature ?
The Dover mail was in its usual genial position that the guard suspected the passengers, the passengers suspected one another and the guard, they all suspected everybody else, and the coachman was sure of nothing but the horses; as to which cattle he could with a clear conscience have taken his oath on the two Testaments that they were not fit for the journey.
the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church resolved that: "slavery is recognized in both the Old and the New Testaments, and is not condemned by the authority of God.
Ye've got the Auld and New Testaments in your bedchambers, and the natural history o' Pairthshire on the coffee-room table--and if that's no' reading eneugh for ye, ye may een gae back South again, and get the rest of it there.
which took place within the year), and by his last will and testament, of which Governor Bellingham and the Reverend Mr.
Thou shalt be rich'; and there are a good many curious things said in the New Testament about rich men that I think would make me feel rather queer if I was one of them.
Then she said she'd forgot her Testament, and left it in the seat at church between two other books, and would I slip out quiet and go there and fetch it to her, and not say nothing to nobody.
He found Joe Harper study- ing a Testament, and turned sadly away from the de- pressing spectacle.
Wilson, who proposed to keep a Sabbath school for the instruction of such slaves as might be disposed to learn to read the New Testament.
To the enquiries of Athelstane and Cedric, the old Jew could for some time only answer by invoking the protection of all the patriarchs of the Old Testament successively against the sons of Ishmael, who were coming to smite them, hip and thigh, with the edge of the sword.
The brave Americans serving our nation today in the Persian Gulf, in Somalia, and wherever else they stand, are testament to our resolve, but our greatest strength is the power of our ideas, which are still new in many lands.
I wish also to recall to memory an instance from the Old Testament applicable to this subject.
le Cardinal Mazarin was not willing to set down in his testament, neither in any act whatever, but which he confided to me.