Intestate

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Definition: Intestate


Quick Summary of Intestate


The condition of dying without a valid will. The probate court appoints an administrator to distribute the deceased person’s property according to state law.




What is the dictionary definition of Intestate?

Dictionary Definition


  1. Without a valid will indicating whom to leave one’s estate to after death.
  2. Not devised or bequeathed; not disposed of by will.
  3. A person who dies without making a valid will

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Definition Sources


Definitions for Intestate are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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