noun. a person who makes a will.
Example sentences of the word testate
1. Noun, singular or mass
If a person dies leaving a valid will, he is said to die testate.
2. Verb, base form
An inheritance is any gift of money or other property from a probate estate and may be made through either intestate or testate probate proceedings.
3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
If property was previously owned by multiple parties as tenants in common, and one of those owners dies testate, his share generally passes according to the terms of his will.
A testate estate simply means that the deceased has a will.