What does the word intestate mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Not having made a valid will.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Not legally bequeathed.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A person who dies intestate.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Intestacy.

Usage examples for intestate

  1. 2 But by the law, as now settled by our constitution, when a child in power is given in adoption to a stranger by his natural father, the power of the latter is not extinguished; no right passes to the adoptive father, nor is the person adopted in his power, though we have given a right of succession in case of the adoptive father dying intestate. – The Institutes of Justinian by Caesar Flavius Justinian