tes·ta·trix /te-'stā-triks, 'te-ˌstā-/ n pl -tri·ces /te-'stā-trə-ˌsēz, ˌtes-tə-'trī-sēz/: a female testator

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

A female will maker. However, modernly, the word testator is used for both men and women.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

England, Wales
An individual who has executed a will. A woman who has executed a will is sometimes called a testatrix.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

testator (testatrix)
n. One who makes a will, especially one who dies and leaves a will. Because testator has come to be applied to both sexes, the use of the feminine testatrix has become obsolete.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

   female form of testator, although distinguishing between genders is falling out of fashion.
   See also: testator

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Testatrix — Tes*ta trix, n. [L.] (Law) A woman who makes and leaves a will at death; a female testator. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • testatrix — [tes tā′triks] n. pl. testatrices [testri sēz΄, tes′tri sēz΄] a female testator …   English World dictionary

  • testatrix — /te stay triks/, n., pl. testatrices /te stay treuh seez , tes teuh truy seez/, Law. 1. a woman who makes a will. 2. a woman who has died leaving a valid will. [1585 95; < LL testatrix; see TESTATOR, TRIX] Usage. See trix. * * * …   Universalium

  • testatrix — tes•ta•trix [[t]tɛˈsteɪ trɪks[/t]] n. pl. tes•ta•tri•ces [[t]tɛˈsteɪ trəˌsiz, ˌtɛs təˈtraɪ siz[/t]] law a woman who makes a will, esp. one who has died leaving a valid will • Etymology: 1585–95; < LL testātrīx; see testator, trix usage: See… …   From formal English to slang

  • testatrix — noun Etymology: Late Latin, feminine of testator Date: 1564 a woman who is a testator …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • testatrix — noun /tɛˈsteɪtɹɪsiːz/ A female testator.<ref name= COED pron def >The Concise Oxford English Dictionary [Eleventh Edition]</ref> See Also: testament, testator, testify, testimonial, testimony …   Wiktionary

  • testatrix — tes·ta·trix || te steɪtrɪks n. woman who leaves a will tes·ta·tor || te steɪtÉ™(r) n. one who has made a valid will …   English contemporary dictionary

  • testatrix — [tɛ steɪtrɪks] noun (plural testatrices trɪsi:z or testatrixes) Law a female testator. Origin C16: from late L., feminine of testator (see testator) …   English new terms dictionary

  • testatrix — tes·ta·trix …   English syllables

  • testatrix — /tɛsˈteɪtrɪks/ (say tes taytriks), /ˈtɛstətrɪks/ (say testuhtriks) noun (plural testatrices / trəsiz/ (say truhseez)) a female testator …   Australian English dictionary

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