probate

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party appointed by a probate court to distribute the estate of someone who dies without a will or without naming an executor administrator
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 letters testamentary
judge of a probate court ordinary
court having jurisdiction over the probate of wills and the administration of estates probate court
in probate law: the legal right of a surviving spouse to elect to take either what the deceased spouse gave under the will or the share of the estate as set forth by statute right of election
probate judge surrogate
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