- IPA: /ˈtɛst.ə.mənt/
testament (plural testaments)
- (law) A solemn, authentic instrument in writing, by which a person declares his or her will as to disposal of his or her inheritance (estate and effects) after his or her death, benefiting specified heir(s).
- Synonyms: will, last will and testament, last will
- One of the two parts to the scriptures of the Christian religion: the New Testament, considered by Christians to be a continuation of the Hebrew scriptures, and the Hebrew scriptures themselves, which they refer to as the Old Testament.
- A tangible proof or tribute.
- The ancient aqueducts are a testament to the great engineering skill of the Roman Empire.
- A credo, expression of conviction
- The prime minister's speech was a glowing testament to the cabinet's undying commitment to the royal cause.
- French: testament
- German: Testament
- Italian: testamento
- Portuguese: testamento
- Russian: заве́т
- Spanish: testamento