testament

A testament is a statement of belief. The most famous testaments are the two parts of the Christian Bible: the Old and New Testaments.

A testament states a belief or gives some kind of direction. The document people leave behind at death is known as the "last will and testament." It gives lawyers directions for dividing their possessions among family and friends. Also, you could say that an A in math class is a testament to your math skills. If you give to charity, that’s a testament to your character. Any testament is a strong statement of some kind.

Definitions of testament
1

n strong evidence for something

“his easy victory was a testament to his skill”
Type of:
testimonial, testimony
something that serves as evidence

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

Synonyms:
will
Examples:
Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Philemon
a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to Philemon asking Philemon to forgive the slave for escaping
Septuagint
the oldest Greek version of the Old Testament; said to have been translated from the Hebrew by Jewish scholars at the request of Ptolemy II
Types:
Old Testament
the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
New Testament
the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
devise
a will disposing of real property
Type of:
instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document
(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

n a profession of belief

“he stated his political testament
Type of:
credo, creed
any system of principles or beliefs

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