A testator must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to draw up a will. Wills must be attested by two persons who are at least eighteen (18) years of age. The word «testator» was used regularly as the feminine equivalent of «testator». This is less common today, especially in the surrogate courts of the 5 boroughs of New York. The use of the suffix «-trix» applied to each word to indicate the feminine version is becoming increasingly obsolete. These sample sentences are automatically selected from various online information sources to reflect the current use of the word «testator». The views expressed in the examples do not represent the views of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us your feedback. TESTATOR. The one who made a will.
2. In principle, any person may be a testator. But there are several exceptions to this rule. First, people who are ununderstood cannot draw up wills; Fools, crazy and toddlers belong to this class. Secondly, people who have intelligence but are under the power of others cannot freely exercise their will; And the law assumes that this is the case of a married woman, and therefore she cannot make a will without the express consent of her husband to the special will. When a wife makes a will under a general agreement on the part of the husband that she must make a will, the act is not an actual will, but a writing of the nature of a will. Third, persons deprived of their free will cannot draw up wills; as a person under duress. 2 Bl. Com. 497; 2 bouv.
Inst. n. 2102, ff. See Devisor; Coercion; Feme covers;, idiot; Influence; Contracting Parties; Testament; Wife; Will. The testator must be of sound mind when drafting a will. In part, to ensure that a testator is of sound mind, states require that the signing of a will be attested by several people. A testator must also make the will without coercion and coercion from other people. If the testator does not voluntarily accept the terms of the will, a court may subsequently annul it in whole or in part. Middle English testatour, from English, from late Latin testator, from Latin testari One who makes or has made a will; The one who dies and leaves a will. This term is borrowed from civil law. Lust.
2, 14, 5, 6. Testatoris ultima voluntas est perim- plenda secundum veram intentionem suam. Co. Litt. 322. A testator`s last will must be fully fulfilled according to his actual will. A testator is a man who has written a will, and a testator is a woman who has drawn up a will. A testator must be of sound mind and memory. This means that you must have the mental capacity to understand your actions.
A person with a known mental illness should not sign a will. A testator is a person who draws up a valid will. A will is the document by which a deceased person disposes of his or her property. A person who dies without having drawn up a will is said to have died without inheritance. Definition of TETESTATOR: (name)/someone who makes and executes a will, for example, if Tiffany has made a will and she executes it, then Tiffany is called a testator. When Tiffany later dies, she is said to have died «testate» or with a will. The person who makes or has made a will; The one who dies and leaves a will. n. a person who has drawn up a will in force at the time of death.