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plural noun Law.
an instrument issued by a court or public official authorizing an administrator to take control of and dispose of the estate of a deceased person.
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Origin of letters of administration

First recorded in 1490–1500
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letters of administration

pl n
law a formal document nominating a specified person to take over, administer, and dispose of an estate when there is no executor to carry out the testator's will
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