- the state or fact of being intestate at death.
Origin of intestacy
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Examples from the Web for intestacy
All questions of testacy or intestacy belong to the judge of the domicile.The Curiosities and Law of Wills
But after the time of Solon among the Athenians it was limited to cases of intestacy.Ancient Society
Lewis Henry Morgan
The dead man's universal successor, however he became so, whether by Will or by Intestacy, was his Heir.Ancient Law
Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
These “ground rents” are real estate, and, in cases of intestacy, go to the heir.
Copyright passes by bequest or on intestacy to the executors or administrators of the owner.
Word Origin and History for intestacy
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