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Letters of Administration

is an acrostic for loa.

Definition of the noun letters of administration

What does letters of administration mean as a name of something?


  1. legal document naming someone to administer an estate when no executor has been named


Letters of Administration are granted by a Surrogate Court or probate registry to appoint appropriate people to deal with a deceased person's estate where property will pass under Intestacy Rules or where there are no executors living having been validly appointed under the deceased's will. Traditionally, letters of administration granted to a representative of a testate estate are called "letters of administration with the will annexed" or "letters of administration cum testamentio annexio" or "c.t.a.".

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Google previewReports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Surrogates' Courts of the State of New York (1888)

by New York (State). Surrogates' Courts, Theodore Frelinghuysen Cornell Demarest

within the State which determines the jurisdiction of the Surrogate's court to grant ancillary letters of administration ; and the Surrogate's court which first grants letters of administration is the one which acquires jurisdiction for the entire State.

Google previewThe New York State Reporter (1888)

Containing All the Current Decisions of the Courts of Record of New York State ... by New York (State). Courts

within the state which determines the jurisdiction of the surrogate's court to grant ancillary letters of administration; and the surrogate's court which first grants letters of administration is the one which acquires jurisdiction for the entire state.

Google previewMellinkoff's Dictionary of American Legal Usage (2009)

by David Mellinkoff

<The letters/ letters of administration/ bear the court seal. > letters of administration 1. an official document from a court appointing, or evidencing appointment of, an administrator to administer the estate of someone who has died. usee ...

Google previewDictionary of Legal Terms, 5th edition

by Steven H. Gifis

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION document issued by a probate court appointing the administrator or administratrix of the estate of a decedent. If the decedent left a will naming a particular executor or executrix, the corresponding term for the ...

Google previewStandard encyclopaedia of procedure (1920)

is the husband (or wife, or other relative of decedent entitled to letters of administration) of , deceased, and as such is entitled to administer upon ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Business and Management (2009)

by Jonathan Law

The administratormustbein possession of*letters of administration asproofof the authorityvested by the courts. 3. Anyperson appointedbythe courts to implement an*administration orderorundertake the dutyofan *administrative receiver,or ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Words and Phrases Used in Ancient and Modern Law (2000)

by Arthur English

Letters of administration. A document issued by a court appointing and authorizing a person named therein to act as administrator. Letters of administration with the will annexed. Letters appointing an administrator where there is a will but no ...

Google previewLaw Dictionary (1897)

by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle

In default of the representatives and creditors to administer to the estate of an intestate, the officer entitled to grant letters of administration may grant to such person ...

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