Administratrix Law & Legal Definition


An administatrix is a woman appointed by the probate court to manage the assets and liabilities of a person who dies without a will or without naming an executor. Administratrix means a female administrator. It means a woman who administers the estate of an intestate or to whom letters of administration have been granted. Administrator is a term that was used to refer only to males and females were referred to as administratix. Now the term administrator is commonly used to refer to someone of either sex. In Restatement of Property, administrator includes executor unless it is specifically stated otherwise.