- having made no will
- not disposed of by a will
Origin of intestateMiddle English from Classical Latin intestatus from in-, not + testatus, past participle of testari, to make a will: see testament
a person who has died intestate
- Having made no legal will: an intestate parent.
- Not disposed of by a legal will: intestate lands.
One who dies without a legal will.
Origin of intestateMiddle English from Old French intestat from Latin intestātus in- not ; see in- 1. testātus testate from past participle of testārī to make a will ; see testament .
- (law) A person who dies without making a valid will.
From Latin intestātus, from in- (“not”) + testātus (“testate”).
intestate - Legal Definition
The condition of having died without a will.