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tes•ta•ment



Pronunciation: (tes'tu-munt), [key]
n.
1. Law.
a. a will, esp. one that relates to the disposition of one's personal property.
b. will2 (def. 8).
2. either of the two major portions of the Bible: the Mosaic or old covenant or dispensation, or the Christian or new covenant or dispensation.
3. (cap.) the New Testament, as distinct from the Old Testament.
4. (cap.) a copy of the New Testament.
5. a covenant, esp. between God and humans.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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