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A declaration fo the mind, either by word or writing, in disposing oan estate; to take place after the death of the testator. A will is to be considered as the "testament", and the instrument. The testament is the result and effect in law of what is the will, that consists of all the parts, including a codicil. The intent of the testator is the cardinal rule by which to construe a will. See further, Testament.

Source : William C. Anderson, A Dictionary of Law (1893)

Language : English


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