intestate estate

The estate of a person who dies without leaving a valid and operative will. See partial intestacy.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • intestate — in·tes·tate 1 /in tes ˌtāt/ adj [Latin intestatus, from in not + testatus testate] 1: having not made a valid will died intestate 2: not disposed of by a valid will intestate property an intestate estate; specif: transmitted according to statuto …   Law dictionary

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  • intestate — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin intestatus, from in + testatus testate Date: 14th century 1. having made no valid will < died intestate > 2. not disposed of by will < an intestate estate > II. n …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • intestate property — See intestate estate; partial intestacy …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • estate — es·tate /i stāt/ n [Anglo French estat, literally, state, condition, from Old French, from Latin status, from stare to stand] 1: the interest of a particular degree, nature, quality, or extent that one has in land or other property compare fee;… …   Law dictionary

  • intestate succession — see succession Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. intestate succession …   Law dictionary

  • intestate succession — In the law of inheritance, transmission of property or property interests of a decedent as provided by statute, as distinguished from transfer according to the decedent s will. Modern laws of intestacy, though they vary widely, share the common… …   Universalium

  • intestate — The characterization of a person, or of the estate or property of a person, who dies in the status or condition of intestacy, that is, without leaving a valid and operative will. Re Noble, 194 Iowa 733, 190 NW 511, 26 ALR 86. One who dies without …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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