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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
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erfîaskrá
Naujasis Testamentastestamentas
testaments
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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 ?
On the table she laid her little testament and hymnbook, kept a vase always full of the best flowers Laurie brought her, and came every day to `sit alone' thinking good thoughts, and praying the dear God to preserve her sister.
By Uncle Jaffrey's last will and testament, as you are aware, his entire property was bequeathed to me, with the single exception of a life interest to yourself in this old family mansion, and the strip of patrimonial estate remaining attached to it.
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.
Tom sat by, with his Testament open on his knee, and his head leaning upon his hand;--but neither spoke.
For eighteen hundred years, though perchance I have no right to say it, the New Testament has been written; yet where is the legislator who has wisdom and practical talent enough to avail himself of the light which it sheds on the science of legislation.
There is something suggested by it that is a newer testament,--the gospel according to this moment.
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.
Read the New Testament, and observe what Christ says, and how He acts; make His word your rule, and His conduct your example.
It was a Testament, in lean type, and smelling dreadfully musty: a fly-leaf bore the inscription -