Meaning of testament

tes•ta•ment

Pronunciation: (tes'tu-munt), [key]
— n.
    1. a will, esp. one that relates to the disposition of one's personal property.
    2. will2 (def. 8).
  1. either of the two major portions of the Bible: the Mosaic or old covenant or dispensation, or the Christian or new covenant or dispensation.
  2. (cap.) the New Testament, as distinct from the Old Testament.
  3. (cap.) a copy of the New Testament.
  4. a covenant, esp. between God and humans.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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