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Definition of testament:

(n) : (Law) A solemn, authentic instrument in writing, by which a person declares his or her will as to disposal of his or her estate and effects after his or her death; 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
"he is the mediator of the new testament . . . for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament. --Heb. IX. 15."
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Definition of testament:

(n) : (Law) A solemn, authentic instrument in writing, by which a person declares his or her will as to disposal of his or her estate and effects after his or her death; 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
"he is the mediator of the new testament . . . for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament. --Heb. IX. 15."

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