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Topic: LAW

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Latin
Origin: testamentum 'last will', from testari 'to be a witness, make a will', from testis; TESTIFY

testament

noun
     
tes‧ta‧ment [countable] formal
1

be a testament to something

proving or showing very clearly that something exists or is true:
The aircraft's safety record is a testament to its designers' skill.
2SCL a will2 (2)
testamentary adjective
New Testament, Old Testament
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