Definition of letters of administration in English:

letters of administration

plural noun

Law
  • Authority to administer the estate of someone who has died without making a will.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’