What are "letters of administration" in New York estate law?

Definition of LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION: (noun) / under New York law, the name of the official document appointing a person to act as the representative (administrator) of an estate where the decedent has died intestate (without a will)

Letters of Administration are issued by the Surrogate’s Court after the appropriate petition is filed and approved.

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