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Intestate

The description of a person who dies without making a valid will or the reference made to this condition.

intestate

adj. referring to a situation where a person dies without leaving a valid will. This usually is voiced as "he died intestate," "intestate estate," or "intestate succession." (See: intestacy, intestate succession)

INTESTATE. One who, having lawful power to make a will, has made none, or one which is defective in form. In that case, he is said to die intestate, and his estate descends to his heir at law. See Testate.
     2. This term comes from the Latin intestatus. Formerly, it was used in France indiscriminately with de confess; that is, without confession. It was regarded as a crime, on account of the omission of the deceased person to give something to the church, and was punished by privation of burial in consecrated ground. This omission, according to Fournel, Hist. des Avocats, vol. 1, p. 116, could be repaired by making an ampliative testament in the name of the deceased. See Vely, tom. 6, page 145; Henrion De Pansey, Authorite Judiciare, 129 and note. Also, 3 Mod. Rep. 59, 60, for the Law of Intestacy in England.

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10) The catalogue of the Bibliotheque Nationale gives the full title of the work in question: De Gradibus tractatus, in quo, simul ad ostendendam uberiorem graduum utilitatem, de matrimonio et successionibus ab intestato agitur, autore Johanne Borcholten (Helmstadii, 1589).
29: [Corinna] "Altre, cui pure i lor padri, o per buona sorte lasciano loro la dote, o morendo ab intestato di ragione succedono in parte nelle facolta co' fratelli, sono da quelli tenute in casa per ischiave ed usurpato la lor ragione, e goduto il loro, contra ogni giustizia, senza mai trattar di locarle; e cosi convengono sotto il loro imperio invecchiarsi in casa, servendo ai nepoti e finiscono la lor vita sepolte innanzi che morte.
No es hasta el Derecho imperial que se logra alcanzar una madurez juridica sobre la collatio y tal avance se debe al emperador Justiniano, quien continuo armonizando los principios dogmaticos de la institucion, estableciendo en las leyes 17 y 19, titulo 20, libro 6to de su Codigo, que dicha obligatio era extensible a todos los descendientes que sucediesen tanto por testamento como ab intestato sin ninguna distincion entre ellos, o por la persona a quien representaran, del padre o de la madre, o del ascendiente a quien sucedian, ademas de fijar los bienes sujetos a colacion, a saber: donaciones propter nupcias, la dote y las donaciones ad emendam militiam.