intestate


1in·tes·tate

adjective \in-ˈtes-ˌtāt, -tət\

law : not having made a will

Full Definition of INTESTATE

1
:  having made no valid will <died intestate>
2
:  not disposed of by will <an intestate estate>

Origin of INTESTATE

Middle English, from Latin intestatus, from in- + testatus testate
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with INTESTATE

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2intestate

noun

Definition of INTESTATE

:  one who dies intestate

First Known Use of INTESTATE

1658

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