special administrator


special administrator
An administrator of a decedent's estate appointed by the probate court to take charge of the property of the estate pending a contest or other delay in the appointment of an executor or administrator, the purpose of the appointment being to prevent loss of assets occurring in the absence of an authorized agent to collect debts due the decedent and to preserve the assets of the estate pending the appointment of a regular administrator or executor and the beginning of a regular administration. State ex rel. Hamilton v Guinotte, 156 Mo 513, 57 SW 281. See special letters of administration.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Special administrator — A Special administrator is a court appointed person who administrates a court defined part of an estate during probate. A special administrator with expertise in automobiles, for example, would administrate the probate of the deceased s car… …   Wikipedia

  • special administrator — noun 1. : an administrator appointed to administer only a designated part of a decedent s assets 2. : an administrator appointed ex parte without notice to all interested parties to conserve the assets of an estate usually in some emergency (as… …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • administrator of decedent's estate — A person appointed by the probate court, in accordance with the governing statutes, to administer and settle intestate estates and such testate estates as have no competent executor designated by the testator. 31 Am J2d Ex & Ad § 1. Although the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • special letters of administration — The letters granted to a special administrator. See special administrator …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • administrator ad litem — noun Etymology: New Latin, administrator for the action : a special administrator appointed to represent an estate in an action in which it must be represented when there is no executor or the executor for some reason cannot act …   Useful english dictionary

  • administrator ad litem — /aedminastreytar id laytam/ A special administrator appointed by court to supply a necessary party to an action in which deceased or his estate is interested …   Black's law dictionary

  • administrator ad litem — /aedminastreytar id laytam/ A special administrator appointed by court to supply a necessary party to an action in which deceased or his estate is interested …   Black's law dictionary


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