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1. Individual appointed by a court to wind up (by distributing to all claimants) the estate of a deceased person in cases where (1) there is no will, (2) no executor is named in the will, or (3) the named executor is unable or unwilling to act.
2. Individual appointed by a court to manage or wind up the affairs of an insolvent firm. The feminine form is administratrix. See also administration order.

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The court appointed an administrator to help the family of the millionaire sort through his estate because he died young and without a will.
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We may need to sign up the family for the school plan. Contact the head administrator for the family information.
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The administrator was contacted immediately as they were the best liaison between the bank and the attorney's paralegal handling the case.
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