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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Legatrix, n. [Formed as Legatricen., after L. feminines in -trix from masculines in -tor (like Executrix, Heretrix) : cf. med. L. legatrix a female intercessor (Du Cange).] A female legatee (see Legatour n. 1). 1653 Edinb. Test. LXVII. 83 b.
I have maid … my loving sister … my onlie executrice wniversall legatrix … and intromissatrix with my haill goodes
1661 Ib. LXX. 114. 1669 Ib. LXXIV. 3 b.
I … nominat … my daughter my only executrix and soll legatrix and intromissatrix with my haill goods
1679 Kirkcudbr. Test. (Reg. H.) 5 June. 1685 Brechin Test. VII. 139 b.

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