from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who has made a legally valid will before death.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who dies having made a legally valid will.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A man who makes and leaves a will, or testament, at death.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who makes a will or testament; one who has made a will or testament and dies leaving it in force.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who makes a will
Middle English testatour, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin testātor, from testārī, to make one's will; see testament.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin testator ("one who makes a will, in Late Latin also one who bears witness"), from testari ("to bear witness, make a will"); see testament. (Wiktionary)