Meaning of “intestate” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “intestate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intestate" in Business English

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intestateadverb

uk /ɪnˈtesteɪt/ us LAW
die intestate

to die without leaving instructions about who should be given your property:

If you die intestate, the State decides how your money is shared out.

intestateadjective

uk /ɪnˈtesteɪt/ us LAW

having died without leaving instructions about who should be given your property:

A man or woman who dies without making a will is intestate.
an intestate parent

intestate property belongs to someone who has died without leaving instructions about who should be given it:

an intestate estate

(Definition of “intestate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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