Lat in the civil law. From an intestate; from the intestate; in case of intestacy. II or edit as ab intcstato, an inheritance derived from an intestate. Inst. 2, 9, 6. Succcssio ab intestato, succession to an intestate, or in case of Intestacy. Id. 3, 2, 3; Dig. 38, 6, L This answers to the descent or inheritance of real estate at common law. 2 Bi. Comm. 490, 516; Story, Confl. Laws, S 480. “Heir ab intestato" 1 Burr. 420. The phrase “ab intestato" is generally used as the opposite or alternative of cso testamento, (from, by, or under a will.) Vcl ex teatamento, vcl ab intestato [liaered-itates] pertinent,—inheritances are derived either from a will or from an intestate, (one who dies without a will.) Inst 2, 9, 6; Dig. 29, 4; Cod. 6, 14, 2