Meaning of “letters of administration” in the English Dictionary

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"letters of administration" in Business English

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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 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

(Definition of “letters of administration” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)