Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the clauses of an English deed, including a statement of the consideration money and the receipt thereof, and the operative words of transfer. Also called the witnessing or operative clause.
  • noun In common law, a writ issued out of the court of one county to the sheriff of another, reciting a previous unsatisfied writ, saying “it is testified that the defendant lurks or wanders in your bailiwick.” The previous writ and its citation are now generally dispensed with.

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  • Socrates pulchrorum Adolescentum causa frequens Gymnasium adibat, flagitiosque spectaculo pascebat oculos, quod et Philebus et Phaedon, Rivales, Charmides et [4696] reliqui Platonis Dialogi, satis superque testatum faciunt: quod vero Alcibiades de eodem Socrate loquatur, lubens conticesco, sed et abhorreo; tantum incitamentum praebet libidini.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Audiui postmodum & ab alijs, qui vicini essent illi, neminem ab inimico vulneratum tam constanter de illo testatum, vt hic, quod � mortuo fuisset in terram prouolutus.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Audiui postmodum & ab alijs, qui vicini essent illi, neminem ab inimico vulneratum tam constanter de illo testatum, vt hic, quod à mortuo fuisset in terram prouolutus.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • * [580] Poterat nos Deus verbo aut nutu redimere, nisi aliter nostrâ causâ visum esset, ut proprio et unigenito Filio non parcens, testatum faceret in ejus personâ quantam habeat salutis nostræ curam.

    A Dissertation on Divine Justice

  • Also, "If, after nulla bona returned, a testatum be entered upon the roll, quod devastavit, a writ of inquiry shall be directed to the sheriff, and if by inquisition the devastavit be found and returned, there shall be a scire facias quare executio non de propriis bonis, and if upon that the sheriff returns scire feci, the executor or administrator may appear and traverse the inquisition."

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • Benedictus autem sit in saecula Dominus, qui postquam ad momentum faciem suam a nobis (qui multis modis iram et indignationem ejus provocaveramus) abscondisset, universo orbi testatum fecit, se foederis sui non oblivisci, et suspiria suorum non spernere.

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.

  • Hoc tamen testatum esse volo, si mihi delata optio_, &c. The Bishop would have made his hearers believe that Calvin _was not content with the abolishing of the festival days_, whereas his words testify the very contrary.

    The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • Calvin, speaking of the abrogation of festival days in Geneva, saith, _hoc tamen testatum esse volo, si mihi delata optio fuisset, quod nunc constitutum est, non fuisse pro __ sententia dicturum.

    The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • Bishop Spotswood allegeth his words anent the abolishing of these festival days, thus: _Ego neque suasor neque impulsor fui, atque hoc testatum volo, si mihi delata optio_, &c.

    The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • Audiui postmodum & ab alijs, qui vicini essent illi, neminem ab inimico vulneratum tam constanter de illo testatum, vt hic, quod à mortuo fuisset in terram prouolutus.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 01

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