Definitions of testament

  1. strong evidence for something; " his easy victory was a testament to his skill"
  2. a profession of belief; " he stated his political testament"
  3. either of the two main parts of the Christian Bible
  4. a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die
  5. A solemn, authentic instrument in writing, by which a person declares his will as to disposal of his estate and effects after his death.
  6. 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.
  7. A written will; as, last will and testament: Testament, either of the two main parts of the Bible, as the Old Testament and the New Testament.
  8. That which testifies, or in which an attestation is made: the solemn declaration in writing of one's will: a will: one of the two great divisions of the Bible.
  9. A will disposing of property after death.
  10. An instrument in writing, by which a person declares his will as to the disposal of his estate and effects after his death; a will. The Old and New Testaments, the two great collections of the canonical books of the Scriptures.
  11. A written document, properly attested, in which a person declares his pleasure as to the disposal of his property after his death; a will; either of the two great divisions of the Holy Scriptures, as the Old Testament, the New Testament.

Usage examples for testament

  1. At the earliest term of court, we brought forward the claim of Mrs. Wallingford, under the last will and testament of her uncle. – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  2. After a long, earnest talk, in which much of the past was revealed on both sides, Dennis drew a small Testament from is pocket and said: " Mr. Bruder, I wish to direct your thoughts to a better Friend than I am or can be. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  3. You are talking of the Old Testament? – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  4. It gave the world a new version of the Hebrew Bible which largely influenced the writers of the New Testament; it gave it also a new Canon which was adopted by the early Christian Church. – Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations by Archibald Sayce
  5. In the Pieve of S. Gimignano di Valdelsa he did in fresco some scenes from the New Testament. – The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8) by Giorgio Vasari
  6. This shall count as his will and testament. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  7. For Sundays a different arrangement is made with regard to the Old Testament. – The Prayer Book Explained by Percival Jackson
  8. Surely a being who could make you had a right to risk the chance, if I may be allowed such an expression, of your being satisfied in the end with what he saw to be good- so good indeed that, if we accept the New Testament story, he would have been willing to go through the same troubles himself for the same end. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  9. The people liked to see their Old Testament stories and the stories from the Life of Christ painted over and over again. – The Book of Art for Young People by Agnes Conway Sir Martin Conway
  10. This is my heart's testament, I confide it to you. – The Prussian Terror by Alexandre Dumas
  11. After all I did not feel such confidence in my value to the country, or in my wisdom, as to desire to leave my last will and testament. – The King's Mirror by Anthony Hope
  12. The beautiful figure of the " good shepherd," which so often occurs in the New Testament, expresses the tenderness of the Saviour for mankind. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  13. There must be a great deal that is very interesting in the New Testament. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  14. It may be safely said, that enthusiasm is the base of the morality of Christianity; I say, the morality of Christianity, meaning thereby, not the morality of those called Christians, but the morality expressed, and required in the New Testament. – The Grounds of Christianity Examined by Comparing The New Testament with the Old by George Bethune English
  15. They said that that was to dispose of the remainder of the property- his last will and testament." – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  16. His language in this always fits in perfectly, as of course it would, with John's standpoint, that Jesus is the Jehovah of the Old Testament times. – Quiet Talks about Jesus by S. D. Gordon