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Ad Colligendum Bona Defuneti means to collect the property of a deceased. When a person dies without appointing an executor or administrator to take care of his/her property the court can appoint a person for collecting and preserving the assets of the deceased until another administrator can be found or appointed. A special letter is issued to one or more persons authorizing them to collect and preserve the goods of a deceased person. The person so authorized to collect and or preserve the property of the deceased carries out his/her function only until the court appoints another person for the same.