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Definition of "testament" []

  • Something that serves as tangible proof or evidence: The spacious plan of the city is a testament to the foresight of its founders. (noun)
  • A statement of belief; a credo: my political testament. (noun)
  • Law A written document providing for the disposition of a person's property after death; a will. (noun)
  • Bible Either of the two main divisions of the Bible. (noun)
  • Archaic A covenant between humans and God. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "testament" in a sentence
  • "Hence, besides, it is doing no service to the interpretation of the Scriptures, to attempt to shew that in the passage of the Epistle to the Hebrews, [455] where the covenant is represented as a testament, either that the term διαθηχη there, must have only the meaning _testament_, or that it must be rendered _covenant_ exclusively throughout."
  • "The term testament is derived from two words which mean a signifying of intention."
  • "They found paperback books with his wife's name on them, the Utah map and what they referred to as a "testament.""