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letters of administration

plural noun, Law.
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.
Origin of letters of administration
1490-1500 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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letters of administration

plural noun
(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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