- An official exemplification of the record of the appointment of an executor by the court. 31 Am J Ex & Ad § 91. Letters issued by a court of probate to a person as evidence of his authority and office as the executor of a deceased person's estate.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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letters testamentary — see letter 2 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. letters testamentary … Law dictionary
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