testamentary power


testamentary power
The power to make a will existing under the law as a matter of privilege. Hamilton v Morgan, 93 Fla 311, 112 So 80. Convicts may have the capacity and yet be denied the power to make a will. 57 Am J1st Wills § 51. See testamentary capacity.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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