Testamentary Disposition Law and Legal Definition

Testamentary disposition is the disposition or transfer of property that takes effect upon the death of the person making it. The testator retains almost entire control of the property until death. In short, it is the gift of property which takes effect at the time of the death of the person making the disposition. The transfer can be made by deed, by an inter vivos transaction, or by will. All instruments used to make testamentary dispositions must comply with the requirements of the statute of wills.

Testamentary disposition also used to refer to the process of dead persons' will being complied with by announcing the division of the assets of the dead person amongst the people whose name has been mentioned in the will.