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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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Thus, it has ruled that where the illegitimate child had half-brothers who were legitimate, the latter had no right to the former's inheritance; that the legitimate collateral relatives of the mother cannot succeed from her illegitimate child; that a natural child cannot represent his natural father in the succession to the estate of the legitimate grandparent; that the natural daughter cannot succeed to the estate of her deceased uncle who is a legitimate brother of her natural father; and that an illegitimate child has no right to inherit ab intestato from the legitimate children and relatives of his father.
De este modo, el conyuge o el companero superstite habran de ser considerados herederos en el primer orden sucesorio ab intestato, no a condicion de legitimario sino a razon de una institucion a titulo singular ex lege--su porcion conyugal o convivencial--que se determina en una parte equivalente a la legitima rigurosa de un hijo (77).
Cartoncino autografo senza busta, intestato "Biblioteca Storicocritica della Letteratura Dantesca"]
5) La mitad de los bienes liquidados de los que mueren ab intestato y sin dejar herederos legitimos como lo dispone el articulo 702 del Codigo Civil.
IRIONDO, Simon DE 1860 Los hijos adoptivos son en la sucesion ab intestato preferidos a los ascendientes legitimos.
Fallecio en Mexico (Santa Veracruz) repentinamente y ab intestato el 7 de marzo de 1838 y fue enterrado en San Fernando.
Zedler's Universal Lexicon does have an entry for a jurist, 'Borcholten, (Jo.)', giving his dates as 1535-94, but the list of his legal publications does not include a book answering to this description.(9) Yet again, the Frankfurt catalogue for 1589 proves helpful, listing 'De gradibus tractatus, in quo de matrimonio & successionibus ab intestato, agitur.
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.
A los ejemplos de los condes de Carlet --que en 1709 hubo de separar del vinculo fundado por Luis Blasco, regente del Consejo de Aragon, una heredad estimada en 5.000 libras en parte de pago de un credito dotal-- y de Casal, quien tuvo que segregar un huerto perteneciente a uno de sus mayorazgos para devolver la dote a una tia suya en 1729 (12), pueden anadirse los de los marqueses de Llanzol, precisado en 1710 a vender bienes vinculados para restituir el valor de la dote adeudada a los herederos ab intestato de su madre (entre los que se encontraba el mismo), y de Boil, el cual reconoce que la practica de enajenar bienes de los mayorazgos para constituir dotes continuaba vigente en 1749, <<sin embargo de la prohibicion de la Ley de Castilla>> (13).