letters testamentary


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n letters testamentary a legal document from a probate court or court officer informing you of your appointment as executor of a will and empowering you to discharge those responsibilities
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Letters testamentary (Law) an instrument granted by the proper officer to an executor after probate of a will, authorizing him to act as executor.
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In literature:

What are letters testamentary, and letters of administration?
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young