letters of administration
Date: 15th century a letter evidencing the right of an administrator to administer the goods or estate of a deceased person

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  • letters of administration — see letter 2 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. letters of administration …   Law dictionary

  • Letters of Administration — are granted by a Surrogate Court or probate registry to appoint appropriate people to deal with a deceased person s estate where property will pass under Intestacy Rules or where there are no executors living (and willing and able to act) having… …   Wikipedia

  • letters of administration — ˌletters of adminiˈstration noun [plural] LAW in Britain, a document giving someone the authority to make sure that the property of a dead person is given to the people who have the legal right to receive it, for example those who are named in a… …   Financial and business terms

  • letters of administration — n. Law a document issued by the probate court or some officer who has authority, directing a person to administer the goods or property of a dead person …   English World dictionary

  • Letters of administration — Letter Let ter, n. [OE. lettre, F. lettre, OF. letre, fr. L. littera, litera, a letter; pl., an epistle, a writing, literature, fr. linere, litum, to besmear, to spread or rub over; because one of the earliest modes of writing was by graving the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • letters of administration — The official exemplification of the record of the appointment of an administrator of a decedent s estate by the court. 31 Am J Ex & Ad § 89. Letters granted to a person by a probate court evidencing such person s authority to act as administrator …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • letters of administration — let′ters of administra′tion n. pl. law an instrument issued by a court or public official authorizing an administrator to take control of and dispose of the estate of a deceased person • Etymology: 1490–1500 …   From formal English to slang

  • letters of administration — Law. an instrument issued by a court or public official authorizing an administrator to take control of and dispose of the estate of a deceased person. [1490 1500] * * * …   Universalium

  • letters of administration — plural noun an instrument issued by a court or public official authorising an administrator to take control of and dispose of the estate of the deceased, where the deceased died intestate …   Australian English dictionary

  • letters of administration — An order authorizing the person named (the administrator) to distribute the property of a deceased person, who has not appointed anyone else to do so. The distribution must be in accordance with the deceased s will, or the rules of intestacy if… …   Big dictionary of business and management

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