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letters of administration


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. A legal document entrusting an individual with the administration of the estate of a deceased person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the instrument by which an administrator or administratrix is authorized to administer the goods and estate of a deceased person.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. legal document naming someone to administer an estate when no executor has been named


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