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administratrix

Older term meaning a female appointed by a court to administer the estate of another, usually someone who died without a will.The male position was called an administrator. (Today, the term administrator is considered gender-neutral.)

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This Inventory of the Estate of Asser Levy Deceased being presented in Court by Maria Levy his Widdow & Administratrix who declared upon oath ytThe same was a true and perfect Inventory of all the Singular ye goods Chattles & Creditts of the Deceased that she knows off or is come to her hands the same was allowed of & ordered to be Recorded w(hic)h & is accordingly Done.
In one case, a court held an administratrix responsible for the actions of her attorney where she had surrendered all her duties to the attorney and exercised no effective supervision whatsoever over his activities.
The administratrix asserted a claim for wrongful death against the broker, alleging he was negligent in procuring the policy.
On September 22, 2009, Kristen Guy was appointed administratrix of her father's succession in the matter of the Succession of John Johnson, Jr.
Accordingly, the court ruled that the Administratrix of the decedent's estate could have no more right to avoid mandatory binding arbitration than the decedent would have had, if he survived.
issued a $200,000 bond in favor of the administratrix Joyce Perkins in In Estate of Taylor.(36) In 1986 her first and final accounting was approved, declaring her to be the sole heir of the decedent and ordering the distribution of the net assets of the estate to her.
The mother of a deceased inmate brought an action, as administratrix of the inmate's estate, against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a county sheriff's department, a county sheriff, and corrections officers, alleging that the defendants violated the inmate's Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights.
After Martha had been at Highland Manor for three years, her daughter, Kimberly French, who was the Administratrix of her mother's estate, arranged for her transfer to Stratford House, a long-term care facility.
His wife individually, and as Administratrix of his estate, brought suit for survival and wrongful death against the hospital, Dr.
The district court held that under Pennsylvania law, the mother lacked standing to bring wrongful death and survival actions in her individual capacity against several prison employees for her son's death while he was in prison, where the wrongful death and survival statutes only permitted recovery by a personal representative, such as a mother in her action as administratrix of her son's estate, or as a person entitled to recover damages as a trustee ad litem.
The administratrix of a pretrial detainee's estate brought a [section] 1983 action against police officers and correctional officers alleging excessive force and deprivation of medical care.