Definition of "intestacy"
  1. The state of dying without having made a valid will, leading to distribution of the deceased's property as per state laws
How to use "intestacy" in a sentence
  1. Without a legal will, intestacy rules apply for distribution of assets.
  2. He didn't prepare a will, so his property was distributed according to intestacy laws.
  3. In order to avoid intestacy, it's crucial to plan your estate.

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