First Known Use of intestacy
Legal Definition of intestacy
1 : the state of dying intestate : an intestate state or condition <the invalidation of the will resulted in her intestacy>
2 : intestate succession at succession <wills should be construed to avoid intestacy whenever possible — Smith v. Estate of Peters, 741 P.2d 1172 (1987)> <the remaining property passed by intestacy to the heirs>
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