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ˈtɛs tə məntTes·ta·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. testamentnoun

    a profession of belief

    "he stated his political testament"

  2. will, testamentnoun

    a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die

  3. testamentnoun

    strong evidence for something

    "his easy victory was a testament to his skill"

  4. Testamentnoun

    either of the two main parts of the Christian Bible


  1. testamentnoun

    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).

  2. testamentnoun

    One of the two distinct revelations of the Judeo-Christian God's purposes toward man; a covenant; also, one of the two general divisions of the canonical books of the Biblical Scriptures, in which the covenants are respectively revealed: the Old Testament and the New Testament; -- often limited, in colloquial language, to the latter.

    He is the mediator of the new testament ... for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament. --Heb. IX. 15.

  3. testamentnoun

    A tangible proof or tribute.

  4. testamentnoun

    A credo, expression of conviction

    The prime minister's speech was a glowing testament to the cabinet's undying commitment to the royal cause

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. TESTAMENTnoun

    Etymology: testament. Fr. testamentum, Lat.

    He bringeth arguments from the love which always the testator bore him, imagining that these, or the like proofs, will convict a testament to have that in it which other men can nowhere by reading find. Richard Hooker, b. iii.

    All the temporal lands, which men devout
    By testament have given to the church,
    Would they strip from us. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    He ordained by his last testament, that his Æneis should be burnt. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Testamentnoun

    a solemn, authentic instrument in writing, by which a person declares his will as to disposal of his estate and effects after his death

  2. Testamentnoun

    one of the two distinct revelations of God's purposes toward man; a covenant; also, one of the two general divisions of the canonical books of the sacred Scriptures, in which the covenants are respectively revealed; as, the Old Testament; the New Testament; -- often limited, in colloquial language, to the latter


  1. Testament

    Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California, who formed in 1983. They are often credited as one of the most popular bands of the 1980s thrash metal scene. In the 30 years since its inception, Testament has had numerous lineup changes, and guitarist Eric Peterson has been the only constant member, although the band currently also features two of its original members, Alex Skolnick and Greg Christian. Chuck Billy replaced former singer Steve Souza in 1986, prior to the recording of their first studio album, The Legacy, and has been a member of the band since. To date, Testament has released ten studio albums, four live albums, six compilation albums, and six singles. After signing a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 1986, they released their debut album The Legacy in 1987 to critical acclaim. Many of their later albums — The New Order, Practice What You Preach, Souls of Black, The Ritual and The Formation of Damnation — were also successful. Testament's most recent studio album, Dark Roots of Earth, entered the Billboard 200 at number twelve, their highest U.S. chart position so far. During the soundscan era, from 1991 to 2004, Testament sold over 1.1 million albums in the U.S.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Testament

    tes′ta-ment, n. that which testifies, or in which an attestation is made: the solemn declaration in writing of one's will: a will: a dispensation, as of the Mosaic or old and the Christian or new, one of the two great divisions of the Bible.—n. Tes′tacy, state of being testate.—adjs. Testamen′tal, Testamen′tary, pertaining to a testament or will: bequeathed or done by will.—adv. Testamen′tarily.—adj. Tes′tāte, having made and left a will.—ns. Testā′tion, a witnessing, a giving by will; Testā′tor, one who leaves a will;—fem. Testā′trix; Testā′tum, one of the clauses of an English deed, enumerating the operative words of transfer, statement of consideration, money, &c. [L. testamentumtestāri, to be a witness—testis, a witness.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Testament' in Nouns Frequency: #2597

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Testament in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Testament in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Testament in a Sentence

  1. Sinclair B. Ferguson (1948- ):

    When the New Testament speaks about the fullness of grace which we find in Christ, it does not mean only forgiveness, pardon and justification. Christ has done much more for us. He died for us, but he also lived for us. Now he has sent his own Spirit to us so that we might draw on his strength. He grew in grace, and when we draw on his power we shall likewise grow in grace.”

  2. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Today's words and deeds are tomorrow's testament.

  3. Eduardo Rodriguez:

    It’s a testament to him as an individual, his commitment to his therapy and his willingness to not give up.

  4. Javier Gomez:

    I fear other students in Florida and across the country will not be able to get the same support because of hateful legislation like the don't say gay bill, but my presence here is a testament that we are fighting back.

  5. Thomas Zurbuchen:

    This is the first time NASA has named a spacecraft for a living individual, it's a testament to the importance of his body of work, founding a new field of science that also inspired my own research and many important science questions NASA continues to study and further understand every day. I'm very excited to be personally involved honoring a great man and his unprecedented legacy.

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    a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals
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