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One that makes a will; a testator.

[Latin lēgātor, from lēgāre, to bequeath; see legacy.]


(Law) a person who gives a legacy or makes a bequest
[C17: from Latin, from lēgāre to bequeath; see legate]
ˌlegaˈtorial adj
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More recent studies, however, suggest health effects in communities chronically exposed to low environmental hydrogen sulfide levels (Bates, Garrett, Graham, & Read, 1997, 1998; Bates, Garrett, & Shoemack, 2002; Durand & Wilson, 2006; Hansell & Oppenheimer, 2004; Legator, Singleton, Morris, & Philips, 2001).
Marvin Legator to do a simple survey study in the city of Port Arthur.
Allan Legator, secretary and chief financial officer, noted, "These significant corporate milestones represent the transformation of New Motion into a leading mobile entertainment company and our first full quarter as a publicly traded company.
Legator at the FDA, to sponsor mutagenicity testing in 1971, followed by numerous contracts in the ensuing years.
The recent close in $20 million of gross equity financing strengthens our corporate standing and positions New Motion as a leading publicly traded mobile digital entertainment company," Legator concluded.
It is essential that the legator and the legatees have frank and open conversations about not just the tangible aspects of the estate, but more importantly, about the intangibles O the wisdom and the values that helped build the wealth.