Definition of abintestate in English:

abintestate

(also ab intestate)

adverb

Law
  • Ab intestato; (also occasionally) intestate, without having made a will.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Phillips (b. 1630), writer and biographer. From classical Latin ab from + intestate, after ab intestato.

Pronunciation:

abintestate

/ˌabɪnˈtɛsteɪt//ˌabɪnˈtɛstət/