die intestate

die intestate
to die without leaving instructions about who should be given your property: »

If you die intestate, the State decides how your money is shared out.

Main Entry: intestate

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • intestate — in‧tes‧tate [ɪnˈtesteɪt, stt] adverb LAW 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 …   Financial and business terms

  • Intestate — In*tes tate, a. [L. intestatus; pref. in not + testatus, p. p. of testari to make a will: cf. F. intestat. See {Testament}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Without having made a valid will; without a will; as, to die intestate. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] Airy …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • die — I verb be no more, breathe one s last, cease living, cease to exist, decease, demise, depart, end one s life, expire, lose one s life, meet one s death, mori, mortem obire, part with life, pass away, pass on, perish, relinquish life, rest in… …   Law dictionary

  • intestate — To die without a will. A person is said to die intestate when he dies without making a will, or dies without leaving anything to testify what his wishes were with respect to the disposal of his property after his death. Under such circumstances,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • die — I n. the die is cast (fig.) II v. 1) to die hard; heroically (rumors die hard; he died heroically at the front) 2) (d; intr.) to die by (to die by the sword; to die by one s own hand) 3) (d; intr.) to die for (to die for one s beliefs) 4) (colloq …   Combinatory dictionary

  • intestate — /in tes tayt, tit/, adj. 1. (of a person) not having made a will: to die intestate. 2. (of things) not disposed of by will: Her property remains intestate. n. 3. a person who dies intestate. [1350 1400; ME < L intestatus, equiv. to in IN 3 +… …   Universalium

  • intestate — in•tes•tate [[t]ɪnˈtɛs teɪt, tɪt[/t]] adj. 1) law not having made a will: to die intestate[/ex] 2) law not disposed of by will: Her property remains intestate[/ex] 3) law a person who dies intestate • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < L intestātus;… …   From formal English to slang

  • intestate — /ɪn testət/ adjective ♦ to die intestate to die without having made a will COMMENT: When someone dies intestate, the property automatically goes to the parents or siblings of an unmarried person or, if married, to the surviving partner, unless… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • intestate — in|tes|tate [ınˈtesteıt, stıt] adj law [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: testatus, past participle of testari to make a will ] die intestate to die without having made a ↑will (=a statement about who you want to have your property after you die) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • intestate — adjective law die intestate to die without having made a will (=an official statement about who you want to have your property after you die) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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