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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishintestatein‧tes‧tate /ɪnˈtesteɪt, -stət/ adjective   die intestate
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intestateHe died intestate and administration of his estate was granted to his son John, 23 December 1651 in London.Hepplewhite had died intestate at Redcross Street by 27 June 1786, when administration was granted to his widow, Alice.He has mentioned his intestate heir, and this is sufficient to allow him to claim a trust exists in his favour.His intention, quite clearly, must be that on her death she should be succeeded by her intestate heir.The last case concerned an implied trust at the expense of the intestate heir.Partner Richardson died intestate, leaving no directions for conveying his estate and interests in the mines.Coparcenary existed if a person died intestate leaving two or more females as his heirs.If a person died intestate the court had power to grant letters of administration of his estate to executors.
From Longman Business Dictionaryintestatein‧tes‧tate /ɪnˈtesteɪt, -stət/ adverbLAW die intestate to die without having made a proper WILL (=an official document, stating who will have your money, property etc after you die)You need someone to administer the estate of a relative who dies intestate.
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