letters testamentary


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letters testamentary

pl.n.
A document issued by a probate court identifying the executor of a will and evidencing his or her authority to administer the estate in accordance with the terms of the will.
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let′ters testamen′tary


n.pl.
an instrument issued by a court or public official authorizing an executor to take control of and dispose of the estate of a deceased person.
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Noun1.letters testamentary - 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
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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The parties submitted two death certificates (Exhibit D), which indicate that the Albanos died in June 2007 and Letters Testamentary (Exhibit C), which establish that on January 7, 2008, Raquel Davis (Raquel) was appointed as the executor of Ronald Albano's Will.
The decedents executor filed a probate petition, it was granted and letters testamentary were issued.
In order to access a user's digital assets, the act requires the fiduciary to submit to the custodian a written request specifying what the fiduciary wishes to obtain and a certified copy of the document granting the fiduciary the authority to access the digital assets--for example, a copy of the user's power of attorney or trust or, in the case of a deceased user, a copy of letters testamentary for the user's estate.