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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tes·ta·ment /ˈtɛstəmənt/
 聖約,與神的誓約,聖約書,遺囑

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tes·ta·ment n.
 1. Law A solemn, authentic instrument in writing, by which a person declares his will as to disposal of his estate and effects after his death.
 Note:This is otherwise called a will, and sometimes a last will and testament. A testament, to be valid, must be made by a person of sound mind; and it must be executed and published in due form of law. A man, in certain cases, may make a valid will by word of mouth only. See Nuncupative will, under Nuncupative.
 2. 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.
 Holographic testament, a testament written wholly by the testator himself. --Bouvier.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 testament
      n 1: a profession of belief; "he stated his political testament"
      2: a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the
         disposal of their property when they die [syn: will]
      3: strong evidence for something; "his easy victory was a
         testament to his skill"
      4: either of the two main parts of the Christian Bible

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Testament
    occurs twelve times in the New Testament (Heb. 9:15, etc.) as
    the rendering of the Gr. diatheke, which is twenty times
    rendered "covenant" in the Authorized Version, and always so in
    the Revised Version. The Vulgate translates incorrectly by
    testamentum, whence the names "Old" and "New Testament," by
    which we now designate the two sections into which the Bible is
    divided. (See BIBLE.)