Meaning of testation in English:


Pronunciation /tɛˈsteɪʃn/


mass nounLaw
  • The disposal of property by will.

    ‘The principle of freedom of testation leaves a person free to choose who should benefit from the estate, and there is nothing to prevent him bequeathing everything to charity.’
    • ‘Perhaps the English system comes closer to seeing freedom of testation as a fundamental right.’
    • ‘They do agree that the courts can override the power of testation but on what basis should they approach it.’
    • ‘Once the maintenance needs have been met or no longer exist, freedom of testation becomes the determining factor.’
    • ‘The duty to support will limit a parent's freedom of testation and the liability of a parent's estate for support of a dependent child is established in our law.’