letters testamentaryletters testamentary
Law a document issued by the probate court or some officer who has authority, directing the person named as executor in a will to act in that capacity
A document issued by a probate court identifying the executor of a will and evidencing his or her authority to administer the estate in accordance with the terms of the will.
letters testamentary - Legal Definition
A document issued by a probate court approving the executor of a will.