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tes·ta·cy

 (tĕs′tə-sē)
n.
The condition of having left a valid will.
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tes•ta•cy

(ˈtɛs tə si)

n.
the state of being testate.
[1860–65]
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inheritance right which is unaffected by either testacy or intestacy.
governing principle in the contexts of both testacy and intestacy).
(2009) 'Testacy and intestacy: the dynamics of wills and demographic status', Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal, 23 (1), 36-79.