Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Someone hired by a probate court to administer a deceased person's estate if no relatives or creditors are available to do it. Some states have public administrators who are responsible for temporarily preserving the assets of an estate if there are disputes about specific provisions in the will or about who will be appointed the regular administrator.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:22 pm