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Intestate


INTEST'ATE, adjective [Latin intestatus; in and testatus, testor, to make a will.]

1. Dying without having made a will. When a man dies intestate his estate is committed for settlement to administrators.

2. Not devised; not disposed of by will; as an intestate estate.

INTEST'ATE, noun A person who dies without making a will.