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letters testamentary Syllabification: let·ters tes·ta·men·ta·ry

Definition of letters testamentary in English:

plural noun

A document issued by a court or public official authorizing the executor of a will to take control of a deceased person’s estate.
Example sentences
  • Rather than conducting a regular probate where an executor is appointed and letters testamentary are issued by the court, it sounds like you can probate her will as a Muniment of Title.
  • Within 30 days of receiving letters testamentary, the executor will need to publish a notice to creditors in a local newspaper.
  • Without court authority, which comes in the form of letters testamentary, you will not be able to claim the funds.
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