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

  • n.pl. A document issued by a probate court or officer informing an executor of a will of his or her appointment and empowering the executor to discharge the appointed responsibilities.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an instrument granted by the proper officer to an executor after probate of a will, authorizing him to act as executor.

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

  • n. a legal document from a probate court or court officer informing you of your appointment as executor of a will and empowering you to discharge those responsibilities


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