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  1. strong evidence for something; "his easy victory was a testament to his skill" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a profession of belief; "he stated his political testament" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. either of the two main parts of the Christian Bible Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. A solemn, authentic instrument in writing, by which a person declares his will as to disposal of his estate and effects after his death. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. One of the two distinct revelations of God's purposes toward man; a covenant; also, one of the two general divisions of the canonical books of the sacred Scriptures, in which the covenants are respectively revealed; as, the Old Testament; the New Testament; -- often limited, in colloquial language, to the latter. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A written will; as, last will and testament: Testament, either of the two main parts of the Bible, as the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. That which testifies, or in which an attestation is made: the solemn declaration in writing of one's will: a will: one of the two great divisions of the Bible. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. A will; one of the two great divisions of the Bible. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A will disposing of property after death. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. One of the two volumes of the Bible, distinguished as the Old and the New Testament. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. An instrument in writing, by which a person declares his will as to the disposal of his estate and effects after his death; a will. The Old and New Testaments, the two great collections of the canonical books of the Scriptures. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. A written document, properly attested, in which a person declares his pleasure as to the disposal of his property after his death; a will; either of the two great divisions of the Holy Scriptures, as the Old Testament, the New Testament. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. occurs twelve times in the New Testament ( Hebrews 9:15 , etc.) as the rendering of the Gr. diatheke, which is twenty times rendered "covenant" in the Authorized Version, and always so in the Revised Version. The Vulgate translates incorrectly by testamentum, whence the names "Old" and "New Testament," by which we now designate the two sections into which the Bible is divided. (See BIBLE .) biblestudytools.com
  15. One of the two distinct revelations of God's purposes toward man; a covenant; also, one of the two general divisions of the canonical books of the sacred Scriptures, in which the covenants are respectively revealed; as, the Old Testament; the New Testament; often limited, in colloquial language, to the latter. dictgcide_fs
  16. tes'ta-ment, n. that which testifies, or in which an attestation is made: the solemn declaration in writing of one's will: a will: a dispensation, as of the Mosaic or old and the Christian or new, one of the two great divisions of the Bible.--n. TES'TACY, state of being testate.--adjs. TESTAMEN'TAL, TESTAMEN'TARY, pertaining to a testament or will: bequeathed or done by will.--adv. TESTAMEN'TARILY.--adj. TES'T[=A]TE, having made and left a will.--ns. TEST[=A]'TION, a witnessing, a giving by will; TEST[=A]'TOR, one who leaves a will;--fem. TEST[=A]'TRIX; TEST[=A]'TUM, one of the clauses of an English deed, enumerating the operative words of transfer, statement of consideration, money, &c. [L. testamentum--test[=a]ri, to be a witness--testis, a witness.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. =WILL (last sense), as MILITARY t., so testamentarily adv., testamentary a.; (bibl.) covenant, dispensation; Old, New, T., the portion of the Bible dealing with the Mosaic, christian, dispensation; (T-) copy of the N.T. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. n. [Latin] A solemn, authentic instrument in writing, by which a person declares his will as to the disposal of his estate and effects after his death; a will ;-one of the two general divisions of the canonical books of the sacred Scriptures, as the Old Testament, the New Testament -often limited, in colloquial language, to the latter. Cabinet Dictionary

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