: not competent to make a will
an intestable minor
insane and intestable
obsolete : incompetent to be a witness

Word History


Late Latin intestabilis, from Latin, execrable, accursed, from in- in- entry 1 + testari to be a witness, make a will + -abilis -able

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“Intestable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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