letters of administration Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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letters of administrationnoun [plural]

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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 ​legaldocument 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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