intestacy
noun Date: 1767 the quality or state of being or dying intestate

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  • intestacy — in·tes·ta·cy /in tes tə sē/ n pl cies 1: the state of dying intestate: an intestate state or condition the invalidation of the will resulted in her intestacy 2: intestate succession at …   Law dictionary

  • Intestacy — In*tes ta*cy, n. [From {Intestate}.] The state of being intestate, or of dying without having made a valid will. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intestacy — 1767, from INTESTATE (Cf. intestate) + ACY (Cf. acy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • intestacy — [in tes′tə sē] n. the fact or state of dying intestate …   English World dictionary

  • Intestacy — Intestate redirects here. It is not to be confused with Interstate. Wills, trusts …   Wikipedia

  • intestacy — Refers to dying without making a will. A situation where a set procedure is used to distribute your assets rather than how you wanted to. Financial Services Glossary * * * intestacy in‧tes‧ta‧cy [ɪnˈtestəsi] noun [uncountable] LAW when someone… …   Financial and business terms

  • Intestacy — The condition of an estate of an individual who dies with property valued greater than outstanding debts, but in which there is not a valid will present. Intestacy may also exist if an existing will does not cover an entire estate. In common law… …   Investment dictionary

  • intestacy — The status or condition of a person who dies without leaving a valid and operative will. Re Noble, 194 Iowa 733, 190 NW 511, 26 ALR 86. More precisely, the status of the estate or property of a decedent who dies without leaving a valid or… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • intestacy — intestate ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not having made a will before one dies. ► NOUN ▪ a person who has died intestate. DERIVATIVES intestacy noun …   English terms dictionary

  • intestacy — /in tes teuh see/, n. the state or fact of being intestate at death. [1760 70; INTEST(ATE) + ACY] * * * …   Universalium

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