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n. pl. tes·ta·tri·ces (-trĭ-sēz′)
A deceased woman who has left a legally valid will.

[Latin, feminine of testātor, testator; see testator.]


(tɛˈsteɪ trɪks)

n., pl. tes•ta•tri•ces (tɛˈsteɪ trəˌsiz, ˌtɛs təˈtraɪ siz)
a woman who makes a will, esp. one who has died leaving a valid will.
[1585–95; < Late Latin testātrīx; see testator, -trix]
usage: See -trix.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.testatrix - a female testator
testate, testator - a person who makes a will


[tesˈteɪtrɪks] Ntestadora f


nErblasserin f (form)
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1) In a will, the testator or testatrix appoints another person (called the executor) as responsible of the administration and distribution of his/her possessions among his/her inheritors or beneficiaries (Non-FLAX).
2013) (noting that the authors "do not use the Latin suffix indicating feminine gender for women" such as testatrix or executrix although it is "still in current fashion").
Based on the facts of the case, the court held the burden of proof was on the proponent to prove that the will was the free and voluntary act of the testatrix.
Family provision legislation imposes a legal obligation on every testator or testatrix to make proper provision for the support and maintenance of certain defined dependants.
Courts have created a presumption against intestacy, for "the mere fact that the testatrix made a will is evidence of an intent not to die intestate.
The latter case concerned the charitable status of a testamentary gift for masses to be said for the souls of the testatrix and her husband.
stockholder had no greater rights in the stock than did the testatrix.
124) Under her will, the testatrix in Kerrigan had appointed a certificated conveyancer as her executor, but also provided that he could only draw on the estate to pay his 'ordinary legal costs'.
104) "[A] court may [not] wander from the actual words of a will into the region of conjecture as to what it is reasonable to suppose the testatrix would have done had she contemplated a certain event happening," (105) one state supreme court opined, emphasizing the uncertainty of the enterprise: "A court is not free to roam such unfenced fields of speculation.
The testatrix, a devout Roman Catholic, was evidently opposed to mixed marriages.
In Section I of her will dated 19th January 1923, the testatrix designates her husband Mr.
A testatrix set aside one thousand dollars for her executor to expend "in the manner which in his judgment will best further the development of the Irish Republic.