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TESTATRIX.
A woman who makes a will or testament, is so called. ... more

TESTATUM,
practice. The name of a writ which is issued by the court of one county, to the sheriff of another county, in the same state,... more

TESTATUM,
conveyancing. That part of a deed which commences with the words "this indenture witnesseth." ... more

TESTATOR.
One who has made a testament or will. 2. In general, all persons may be testators. But to this rule there are various exceptions.... more

TESTAMENTARY.
Belonging to a testament; as a testamentary gift; a testamen-tary guardian, or one appointed by will or testament; letters testamentary, or a writing under seal given... more

TESTATE.
One who dies having made a testament; a testator. This word is used in this sense, in the act of the legislature of Pennsylvania, entitled "An act... more

TERROR.
That state of the mind which arises from the event or phenomenon that may serve as a prognostic of some catastrophe affright from apparent danger. ... more

TERTIUS INTERVENIENS
civil law. One, who claiming an interest in the subject or thing in dispute in action between other parties, asserts his right to act with the plaintiff,... more

TEST.
Something by which to ascertain the truth respecting another thing. 7 Penn. St. Rep. 428; 6 Whart. 284. Vide Religious Test. ... more

TESTACY.
The state or condition of dying after making a will, which was valid at the time of testator~s death. ... more

TESTAMENT
civil law. The appointment of an executor or testamentary heir, according to the formalities prescribed by law. Domat, Liv. 1, tit. 1, s. 1. 2.... more

TERRITORY.
Apart of a country, separated from the rest, and subject to a particular jurisdiction. The word is derived from terreo, and is so called because the magistrate... more

TERRITORIAL COURTS.
The courts established in the territories of the United States. Vide Courts of the United States. ... more

TERRIER,
Engl. Iaw. A roll, catalogue or survey of lands, belonging either to a single person or a town, in which are stated the quantity of, acres, the... more

TERMOR.
One who holds lands and tenements for a term of years or, life. Litt. sect. 100; 4 Tyr. 561. ... more

TERRE-TENANT,
or improperly terre-tenant. One who has the actual possession of land; but in a more technical sense, he who is seised of the land; and, in the... more

TERMINUS AD QUEM.
The point of termination of a private way is so called. ... more

TERMINUM.
In the civil law, says Spelman, this word signifies a day set to the defendant, and, in that sense, Bracton, Glanville and some others sometimes use it.... more

TERMINUS A QUO.
The starting point of a private way is so called. Hamm. N. P. 196. ... more

TERM FOR YEARS.
An estate for years, (q. v.) and the time during which such estate is to be beld, are each called a term; hence the term... more

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