plural noun, Law.
an instrument issued by a court or public official authorizing an administrator to take control of and dispose of the estate of a deceased person.
(law) a formal document nominating a specified person to take over, administer, and dispose of an estate when there is no executor to carry out the testator’s will
noun 1. credentials issued to a diplomat or other governmental representative for presentation to the country to which he or she is sent. plural noun 1. a formal document accrediting a diplomatic officer to a foreign court or government
[let-er-speys] /ˈlɛt ərˌspeɪs/ verb (used with object), letterspaced, letterspacing. Printing. 1. to out (the of a word or line) for balance or emphasis.
plural noun, Law. 1. a written or printed instrument issued by a sovereign power, conferring upon a patentee some right, as the exclusive right to land or the exclusive right to make, use, and sell an invention for a limited time. plural noun 1. See patent (sense 6)
plural noun, Law. 1. an instrument issued by a court or public official authorizing an executor to take control of and dispose of the estate of a deceased person.