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English definition of “intestate”

intestate

adjective [after verb]     /ɪnˈtes.teɪt/ specialized
describes someone who has died without leaving instructions about who should be given their property: Many people die intestate because they thought they were too young to make a will.Inheriting and bequeathing
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