personal representative

personal representative
personal representative n: one recognized as the representative of another party or his or her interests; specif: an executor or administrator who may bring or be subject to an action or proceeding for or against a deceased person and his or her estate
when a person who has brought an action for personal injury dies pending the action, such action may be revived in the name of his personal representativeCode of Virginia

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

personal representative
index administrator, executor

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

personal representative
A person who handles the affairs of someone who cannot do so him- or herself, such as a child, an incapacitated person, or a deceased person; see also executor

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

personal representative
An alternative term for the executor or administrator of an estate, commonly used in states that have adopted a law called the Uniform Probate Code.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court

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

personal representative
England, Wales
A person who administers a deceased person's estate.
If there is a will that names the personal representative, they are known as the executor (sometimes called an executrix, if a woman).
If there is no will (or if there is no executor named in the will, or if the executor is unable or unwilling to act) the Administration of Estates Act 1925 sets out who can apply to the court be the personal representative (usually a close relative of the deceased). The personal representative is known as the administrator.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

personal representative
n. A person whose job it is to manage the affairs of another under authority of a power of attorney, or due to the death, incompetency, or infancy of the principal party, as in the executor of a will or guardian ad litem.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

personal representative
A person who manages the financial affairs of another person who is unable to do so.

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

personal representative
A person who manages the financial affairs of another person who is unable to do so.
II The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.

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

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