Duhaime's Law Dictionary Holograph Will Definition: A will written entirely in the testator’s handwriting and not witnessed. Related Terms: International Law, Mystic Will, Will A will written entirely in the testator’s handwriting and not witnessed. Some states recognize holograph wills, other do not. Still other states will recognize a will as "holograph" if only part of it is in the testator’s handwriting (the other part being type-written). For example, Alberta recognizes holograph wills as set out at 7 of the Alberta Wills Act (RSA 2000 Ch. W-12, published at canlii.com/ab/laws/sta/w-12/): "A testator may make a valid will wholly by the testator’s own handwriting and signature, without formality, and without the presence, attestation or signature of a witness." Categories & Topics: Duhaime's Trusts, Wills, Estates and Probate Law Dictionary Always looking up definitions? Save time with our search provider (modern browsers only) If you find an error or omission in Duhaime's Law Dictionary, or if you have suggestion for a legal term, we'd love to hear from you!