Definition of Intestate:

  1. One who dies without leaving a valid will. Opposite of testate.

  2. An intestate estate is also one in which the will presented to the court was deemed to be invalid.

  3. Intestate refers to dying without a legal will. When a person dies in intestacy, determining the distribution of the deceased's assets then becomes the responsibility of a probate court.

  4. A person who has died without having made a will.

  5. Not having made a will before one dies.

How to use Intestate in a sentence?

  1. If there is no will, the probate court determines how the assets are distributed.
  2. When a person's death is intestate, it means there is no legal will.
  3. He died intestate.
  4. And the observation applies equally to a share of the residue of an intestates estate.
  5. An administrator is appointed to manage the probate process.

Meaning of Intestate & Intestate Definition