testamentary

Part of speech: adjective

Derived from, bequeathed by, or set forth in a will; appointed by a will.

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Usage examples "testamentary":

  1. " Sir," says I, with emphatic dignity, for the honor of my ancestors was concerned, " that is a traditional trunk- a testamentary bequest from my grandmother- who was revolutionary in her time." - "Phemie Frost's Experiences", Ann S. Stephens.
  2. The idea was fantastic to begin with, but, if things did take such a satisfactory turn, he could not help reflecting that it would not be due to any efforts on the part of Mr. Smithson, and he would no longer be under any testamentary obligations to that enterprising gentleman. - "Ship's Company, The Entire Collection", W.W. Jacobs.
  3. Gwen thought to herself that old Mrs. Picture's testamentary arrangements were of less importance than tranquillity, as matters stood at present. - "When Ghost Meets Ghost", William Frend De Morgan.