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Thursday, June 02, 2011

Definitions for intestable

  1. Not legally qualified to make a will, as an infant or a lunatic.

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Citations for intestable
To unsoundness of mind is shown; there was certainly a degree of debility from age and supervening infirmities, the understanding was weakened and impaired, but that does not render a person intestable or incapable of judging of injuries done to him or of benefits confered upon him. , The Law Times, Volume 69, 1880
I understood that a man convicted by the verdict of his country of housebreaking is infamous and intestable. James Boswell, Mark Harris, The heart of Boswell: six journals in one volume
Origin of intestable
1580-1590
Intestable shares the same root as testify, the Latin testā, "to bear witness."