intestable
intestable in*tes"ta*ble, a. [L. intestabilis: cf. F. intestable. See {In-} not, and {Testable}.] (Law) Not capable of making a will; not legally qualified or competent to make a testament. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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  • intestable — [ɛ̃tɛstabl] adj. ÉTYM. 1567, « qui ne peut être témoin »; lat. jurid. intestabilis, mêmes sens (aussi en lat. class., « abominable, infâme »), de in (→ 1. In ), testari « témoigner, faire son testament » (→ 1. Tester), et suff. (a)bilis (→ able) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • intestable — (ˈ)in.|testəbəl, ən.ˈt adjective Etymology: Late Latin intestabilis, from Latin, execrable, accursed, from in in (I) + testari to be a witness, make a will + abilis able 1. : not competent to make a will an intestable minor insane and intestable …   Useful english dictionary

  • intestable — adjective Not legally permitted to make a will, as by reason of being under the age of majority or mentally incompetent. Outlaws also, though merely in civil cases, are intestable, in respect to their personal property, while their outlawry… …   Wiktionary

  • intestable — (in tè sta bl ) adj. Terme de droit romain. Qui ne peut être appelé en témoignage, à cause de quelque défaut qui lui ôte ce droit.    Qui est privé du droit de tester. •   Ils [les empereurs] en vinrent jusqu à leur ôter [aux donatistes] la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • intestable — /in tes teuh beuhl/, adj. Law. not legally qualified to make a will, as an infant or a lunatic. [1580 90; < L intestabilis disqualified from bearing witness, equiv. to in IN 3 + testa(ri) to bear witness + bilis BLE; see TESTIFY] * * * …   Universalium

  • intestable — adj. not qualified to write a will (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • intestable — in·tes·ta·ble …   English syllables

  • intestable — One who has no testamentary capacity; e.g., an infant, lunatic, or person civilly dead …   Black's law dictionary

  • intestable — One who has no testamentary capacity; e.g., an infant, lunatic, or person civilly dead …   Black's law dictionary

  • intestable — A person who is not qualified to make a will; as, a lunatic …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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