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letters of administration

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

pl n
(Law) law a formal document nominating a specified person to take over, administer, and dispose of an estate when there is no executor to carry out the testator's will
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let′ters of administra′tion


n.pl.
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]
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Noun1.letters of administration - legal document naming someone to administer an estate when no executor has been named
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Gicheru sued Mbogonye in 2002 after he learnt that a magistrate had issued the letter of administration to his neighbour to inherit his 3.9 acres at Yamugwe.
Uduk also congratulated the Probate Registry on the recent commissioning of the e-filing probate registry saying it will guarantee the integrity of data, provide for online tracking of applications, simplify and shorten the application process of Letter of Administration and grants.