General Administrator Law and Legal Definition

General administrator is a person appointed to administer the entire estate of an intestate decedent.

Generally, a person who is competent to act as an ordinary administrator may also act as a general administrator of a county. The duties and responsibilities in both instances are the same, and all the prerequisites of the appointment and bond are the same. The only difference is that the general administrator has several estates to administer, and the ordinary administrator has but one. Otherwise, the law applicable to both is the same. [Mitchell v. Nelson, 49 Ala. 88 (Ala. 1873)]