Legal definition of personal representative
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personal representative

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“Personal representative” means the fiduciary appointed by the court to administer the estate and refers to what has been known as an administrator, administrator cum testamento annexo, administrator de bonis non, ancillary administrator, ancillary executor, or executor. (FL Probate Court, part II, Sec. 731.110)
Source: FLorida Probate Code. website
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"Personal representative" or "Representative" includes executor, independent executor, administrator, independent administrator, temporary administrator, together with their successors. The inclusion of independent executors herein shall not be held to subject such representatives to control of the courts in probate matters with respect to settlement of estates except as expressly provided by law. (Texas Probate Code, Chapter I, Sec. 3.)
Source: Texas Probate Code. website
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- a person who has received letters to administer the estate of a decedent. The term does not include an assignee for the benefit of creditors, or a committee, conservator, curator, custodian, guardian, trustee or donee of a power during minority.
Source: NY Estates, Powers and Trusts law. website
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