the state or fact of being intestate at death.
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How to use intestacy in a sentence
But after the time of Solon among the Athenians it was limited to cases of intestacy.Ancient Society | Lewis Henry Morgan
As to their appointment before the establishment of the court of probate see articles Will and intestacy.
The personal property of a person dying intestate devolves according to an entirely different set of rules (see intestacy).
The devolution of real estate in case of intestacy should be assimilated to that of personal estate.Rebuilding Britain | Alfred Hopkinson
All questions of testacy or intestacy belong to the judge of the domicile.The Curiosities and Law of Wills | John Proffatt