personal representative

personal representative
Ordinarily, the executor or administrator of a decedent's estate. 31 Am J2d Ex & Ad § 1. For some purposes, an heir, next of kin, assignee, trustee, receiver, etc. 12 Am J2d Bonds § 24; 29A Am J Rev ed Ins § 1656; 36 Am J2d Frat O § 154. For the purpose of protection against testimony by party or interested person:–the executor or administrator of a deceased person, or a person or party who has succeeded to the right of the deceased, whether by purchase, descent, or operation of law. 58 Am J1st Witn § 237. As a proper party plaintiff to recover for the death of an employee under the Federal Employers' Liability Act:–an executor or administrator only. 35 Am J1st M & S § 474.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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