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Definitions of INTESTATE SUCCESSION
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The method by which property is distributed when a person dies without a valid will. Each state's law provides that the property be distributed to the closest surviving relatives. In most states, the surviving spouse, children, parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, and next of kin inherit, in that order.
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- someone who saves something from danger or violence One who recovers. The demandant in a common recovery, after judgment has been given his favor.