public administrator

public administrator
public administrator see administrator

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

public administrator
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.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court

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

public administrator
   a county official with the responsibility to handle the affairs of someone who has died with no known or available relative, executor or friend. At times the public administrator may be instructed by a court to assume similar duties for a living person when no conservator or guardian is available.
   See also: probate

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • public — The whole body politic, or the aggregate of the citizens of a state, nation, or municipality. The inhabitants of a state, county, or community. In one sense, everybody, and accordingly the body of the people at large; the community at large,… …   Black's law dictionary

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