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testament
used in The House of the Seven Gables

2 uses
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Definition
evidence for something

or:

a statement of belief

or:

a will (written instructions expressing how somebody wants their property distributed after they die)

or:

either of the two main parts of the Christian Bible
  • Why, to see whether the portrait of their ancestor still keeps its place upon the wall, in compliance with his testamentary directions!
    Chapter 18 — Governor Pyncheon (70% in)
  • By Uncle Jaffrey's last will and testament, as you are aware, his entire property was bequeathed to me, with the single exception of a life interest to yourself in this old family mansion, and the strip of patrimonial estate remaining attached to it."
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (69% in)

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