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 or willing to perform see also administratrix; letters of administration at letter 2 compare executor, personal representative
administrator ad litem: an administrator appointed to represent an estate that is a necessary party to a lawsuit
administrator cum testamento annexo: administrator with the will annexed in this entry
administrator de bo·nis non /-dē-'bō-nis-'nän, -dā-'bō-nis-'nōn/: an administrator appointed to administer the remaining assets in the estate when the preceding administrator or executor can or will no longer perform
administrator pen·den·te li·te /-pen-'den-tē-'lī-tē, -pen-'den-tā-'lē-tā/: special administrator (2) in this entry
administrator with the will annexed: an administrator appointed to administer an estate where the will names no executor or where the named executor is incapable of performing or unwilling to perform – called also administrator cum testamento annexo;
ancillary administrator: a subordinate administrator appointed to administer the assets of an estate that are located in a different jurisdiction from the one where the deceased was domiciled and where the primary administration of the estate is taking place
foreign administrator: an administrator appointed in another state
general administrator: an administrator appointed to administer the entire estate of a deceased person in accordance with the laws of intestacy or in accordance with the will if there is one compare special administrator in this entry
independent administrator: an administrator whose administration of the estate is entirely or mostly unsupervised by the probate court
public administrator
1: a public officer who administers the estates of deceased people when there is no one else willing or entitled to perform
2: an administrator appointed in some states for the sole purpose of being responsible for the assets in an estate pending settlement of a dispute or when there is doubt as to who should be appointed administrator
special administrator
1: an administrator appointed to administer only a designated part of the deceased person's estate
2: an administrator appointed for the sole purpose of being responsible for the assets in an estate usu. in some emergency (as a will contest) compare general administrator in this entry
2: a person that administers; esp often cap: the head of a government agency

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun administrative head, chief executive, curator, custodian, director, executive, guardian, head of affairs, intendant, leader, legal representative, manager, officer of the court, overseer, personal representative, supervisor, supervisor of an estate, trustee associated concepts: administrator cum testamento annexo, administrator de bonis non, administrator de bonis non cum testamento annexo, administrator executor, administrator general, administrator pendente lite, administrator's bond, administratrix, administratrix general, ancillary administrator, executrix administrator ad prosequendum, legal representative, supervisor of an estate II index caretaker (one fulfilling the function of office), director, employer, executive, executor, functionary, liaison, official, procurator, superintendent, trustee

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Under Part II of the Insolvency Act 1986, an administrator is appointed under Court order. He takes control of the company's affairs to achieve the primary purpose of allowing the company to recover from its financial difficulties and to be reorganised to ensure the most profitable realisation of the company's assets.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.

A person appointed by a court to handle the estate of someone who dies intestate, i.e., without a will.
administratrix See also executor

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

1. in the law of succession an administrator is a person appointed by the court to represent and administer the estate of a person who has died intestate or without having appointed executors who are willing to act. The appointment is made via a grant of letters of administration; where the deceased has left a will the grant will be of letters of administration with will annexed.
2. under the Insolvency Act 1986, provision is made as an alternative (or as a precursor) to liquidation or receivership for a company in financial difficulties to go into administration under the management of an administrator. Essentially, the rights of creditors are suspended for a period to enable the administrator to ascertain if the company can be reorganised so that its business(es) may be sold as a going concern, thereby protecting the interests of employees and, in the longer run, the creditors themselves. This is distinct from the function of an administrative receiver appointed under a debenture.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

A person appointed by a probate court to handle the distribution of the property of someone who has died without a will, or with a will that fails to name someone to carry out this task. (See also: administrator ad litem, administrator ad prosequendum, administrator cum testamento annexo, administrator de bonis non, administrator de bonis non cum testamento annexo, administrator pendente lite, administrator with will annexed, special administrator)
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

A manager of the company's affairs, business and property, appointed by the court or by the company directors or holder of a qualifying floating charge using the out-of-court route. An administrator is given wide powers to manage the company and at the end of the administration, the company is either returned to the directors or liquidated.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

n. A person appointed by the court to manage a part or all of the assets and liabilities of an intestate or of a testator who has no executor. In many states, the person can be a man or a woman, but in the others, the term refers to a male, while a female who is appointed to perform these duties is called an administratrix.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

A person appointed by the court to manage and take charge of the assets and liabilities of a decedent who has died without making a valid will.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

A person appointed by the court to manage and take charge of the assets and liabilities of a decedent who has died without making a valid will.
II 1. One who administers the estate of a person who dies without a will. 2. A court official.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   the person appointed by the court to handle the estate of someone who died without a will, with a will but no nominated executor, or the executor named in the will has died, has been removed from the case or does not desire to serve. If there is a will but no available executor, the administrator is called an "administrator with will annexed." The procedure is that if an estate must be probated (filed and approved by a court) then someone (usually a relative or close friend) petitions the court in the appropriate county (usually where the late lamented last lived) for appointment of a particular person as administrator. If an estate requires attention and no one has come forward to administer the estate, then the county Public Administrator may do so. In most cases state law requires that the administrator post a bond ordered by the court to protect the estate from mishandling or malfeasance. If the will includes real property in another state then the administrator or executor must find someone in the other state to handle the change of title and paying of local taxes, and that person is called an "ancillary administrator."
   See also: administer, executor, probate

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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