Definition of letters of administration in English:

letters of administration

Syllabification: let·ters of ad·min·is·tra·tion

noun

Law
Authority to administer the estate of someone who has died without making a will.
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  • Stephen Barker, a lawyer in Hanover, represented David McNabb and issued a claim against the estate in 1993 prior to the issuance of letters of administration.
  • The first and second claimants in this action are the administrators of the estate of the late Christo Michailidis under an English grant of letters of administration dated 8 February 2001.
  • Rejecting this defence, the Court of Appeal held that the period of limitation started to run on the day of the granting of the letters of administration.

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