Administrator (law)


Administrator (law)

:"For other uses, see Administrator."In law an administrator (or administratrix) can be:
* a person appointed by the court to handle the estate of someone who died without a will, the feminine form of this word is administratrix
* In United Kingdom bankruptcy law, an office holder appointed under an Administration Order in relation to a company in financial difficulty, as an alternative to liquidation


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  • administrator — ad·min·i·stra·tor /əd mi nə ˌstrā tər/ n 1: a person appointed by a probate court to manage the distribution of the assets in the estate of a person who has died without leaving a valid will or leaving a will that does not name an executor able… …   Law dictionary

  • administrator ad litem — see administrator Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. administrator ad litem …   Law dictionary

  • administrator pendente lite — see administrator Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. administrator pendente lite …   Law dictionary

  • administrator de bonis non — see administrator Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. administrator de bonis non …   Law dictionary

  • administrator cum testamento annexo — see administrator Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. administrator cum testamento annexo …   Law dictionary

  • administrator with will annexed — An administrator who takes the place of an executor under a will. The administrator steps in either when a will fails to nominate an executor or the named executor is unable to serve. Also called administrator cum testamento annexo or CTA.… …   Law dictionary

  • administrator with the will annexed — see administrator Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • administrator-in-law — in the family law of Scotland, the guardian of a child under 16. The title confers no extra powers, nor does it constitute an office separate from that of guardian. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • administrator ad prosequendum — See: administrator ad litem Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009 …   Law dictionary

  • administrator de bonis non cum testamento annexo — An administrator appointed by a probate court to take over probate proceedings when the named executor dies, leaving the job unfinished. Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary.… …   Law dictionary


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