letters of administration

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 of the estate of a person who has died without leaving a valid will. Mutual Ben. Life Ins. Co. v Tisdale, 91 US (I Otto) 238, 23 L Ed 314.

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  • joint letters of administration — Letters of administration granted and issued to two or more persons jointly. 31 Am J2d Ex & Ad § 45 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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