Skip to main content

Are you a legal professional? Visit our professional site

Search for legal issues
For help near (city, ZIP code or county)
Please enter a legal issue and/or a location

FindLaw Legal Dictionary

The FindLaw Legal Dictionary -- free access to over 8260 definitions of legal terms. Search for a definition or browse our legal glossaries.

Intestacy

intestacy n

pl: -cies
1 : the state of dying intestate
: an intestate state or condition [the invalidation of the will resulted in her ]
2 : intestate succession at succession [wills should be construed to avoid whenever possible "Smith v. Estate of Peters, 741 P.2d 1172 (1987)"] [ the remaining property passed by to the heirs]



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

Find a Lawyer

More Options