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English definition of “letters of administration”

letters of administration

noun [plural]
 
 
LAW (in the UK) a document written by a court that gives someone the right to manage a dead person's money and property, especially after the person has died without leaving a will (= a legal document describing who should receive someone's property after they die): an application to the High Court for the grant of letters of administration
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