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in·tes·tate / inˈtestāt; -tit/ • adj. not having made a will before one dies: he died intestate | in the event of his death intestate. ∎  of or relating to a person who dies without having made a will: his brother's posthumous children are admissible as intestate heirs. • n. a person who has died without having made a will. DERIVATIVES: in·tes·ta·cy / -təsē/ n.

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intestate

intestate XIV. — L. intestātus, f. IN-2 + testātus, pp. of testārī bear witness, make a will, f. testis witness; see -ATE2.
Hence intestacy XVIII.

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Intestate

INTESTATE

The description of a person who dies without making a valid will or the reference made to this condition.

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