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INTESTATUS Definition & Legal Meaning

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Lat. In the civil and old English law. An intestate; one who dies without a will. Dig. 50, 17, 7. Intestatus decedit, qui ant omnino test anion turn non fecit; ant non jure fecit; aut id quod fecerat ruptum irri- tumve factum est; aut nemo ex eo hsercs exstitit. A person dies intestate who either has made no testament at all or has made one not legally valid; or if the testament he has made be revoked, or made useless; or if no one becomes heir under it. Inst. 3, 1, pr.


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