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letters testamentary

noun, Law.
1.
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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  • Approval was shown by the granting of letters testamentary.
  • Upon the granting of letters testamentary or of administration, the powers of the special administrator shall cease.
  • For instance, there is nothing comparable to letters testamentary in federal court filings.
  • The jurisdiction of a court to grant letters testamentary or letters of administration is derived from statutory law.

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