intestate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"intestate" in British English

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intestateadjective [after verb]

uk   us   /ɪnˈtes.teɪt/ specialized
If someone ​dies intestate, they have ​died without ​leavinginstructions about who should ​receivetheirproperty: Many ​people die intestate because they ​thought they were too ​young to make a will.
(Definition of intestate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intestate" in Business English

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uk   us   /ɪnˈtesteɪt/ LAW
die intestate to die without ​leavinginstructions about who should be given your ​property: If you die intestate, the ​State decides how your ​money is ​shared out.


uk   us   /ɪnˈtesteɪt/ LAW
having died without ​leavinginstructions 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 ​leavinginstructions about who should be given it: an intestate ​estate
(Definition of intestate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “intestate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 无遗嘱的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無遺囑的…
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