The modern legal systems which have had their origin in English law differ fundamentally from the civil law jurisdictions with regard to the procedure by which property is administered after the death of its owner. In England the only person entitled to deal with the property is the person to whom a grant has been made by some public authority. This grant of the right of administration is made, according to the circumstances, to either an executor or an administrator. It is made to: The executors and administrators or, to use a comprehensive expression, the...
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