Definition of intestacy in English:


Pronunciation /inˈtestəsē/ /ɪnˈtɛstəsi/


See intestate

  • ‘By adopting someone who would automatically go to the front of the line for inheritance purposes in the event of intestacy, a decedent can deprive other angry relatives of standing to contest the will.’
  • ‘As noted in that Schedule, for purposes of distribution on an intestacy, the deceased was survived by fourteen nieces and nephews among whom, the net estate should have been divided equally.’
  • ‘Similar questions arise when the licensor becomes bankrupt or dies, and his trustee in bankruptcy or those entitled under his will or on intestacy seek possession of the property.’
  • ‘Islamic law limits disposition by will to one-third of property; the law relating to the remaining fixed shares, and intestacy in general, is complex.’
  • ‘But if he dies without a will, the laws of intestacy determine who inherits what.’



/inˈtestəsē/ /ɪnˈtɛstəsi/