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in·tes·tate(ĭn-tĕs′tāt′, -tĭt) Law
1. Having made no legal will: an intestate parent.
2. Not disposed of by a legal will: intestate lands.
One who dies without a legal will.
[Middle English, from Old French intestat, from Latin intestātus : in-, not; see in-1 + testātus, testate, from past participle of testārī, to make a will; see testament.]
in·tes′ta·cy (-tə-sē) n.
in•tes•ta•cy(ɪnˈtɛs tə si)
the state or fact of being intestate at death.
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|Noun||1.||intestacy - the situation of being or dying without a legally valid will|
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