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in·tes·tate

 (ĭn-tĕs′tāt′, -tĭt) Law
adj.
1. Having made no legal will: an intestate parent.
2. Not disposed of by a legal will: intestate lands.
n.
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.

intestate

(ɪnˈtɛsteɪt; -tɪt)
adj
(Law)
a. (of a person) not having made a will
b. (of property) not disposed of by will
n
(Law) a person who dies without having made a will
[C14: from Latin intestātus, from in-1 + testātus, from testārī to bear witness, make a will, from testis a witness]
inˈtestacy n

in•tes•tate

(ɪnˈtɛs teɪt, -tɪt)

adj.
1. not having made a will: to die intestate.
2. not disposed of by will: Her property remains intestate.
n.
3. a person who dies intestate.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin intestātus;=in, in-3 + testātus testate]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.intestate - having made no legally valid will before death or not disposed of by a legal will; "he died intestate"; "intestate property"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
testate - having made a legally valid will before death
Translations

intestate

[ɪnˈtestɪt] ADJ to die intestatemorir intestado

intestate

[ɪnˈtɛsteɪt] adjintestat f inv

intestate

adj (Jur) → nicht testamentarisch vermacht; to die intestateohne Testament sterben

intestate

[ɪnˈtɛstɪt] adj (Law) to die intestatemorire intestato/a
References in classic literature ?
For example, then," continued Holgrave: "a dead man, if he happens to have made a will, disposes of wealth no longer his own; or, if he die intestate, it is distributed in accordance with the notions of men much longer dead than he.
Vanstone to have died intestate, the law takes due care of the interests of his widow and his children -- "
Now every one is permitted to make a woman his heir if he pleases; and if he dies intestate, he who succeeds as heir at law gives it to whom he pleases.