Letters Ad Colligendum Bona Defuncti Law and Legal Definition

Letters ad colligendum bona defuncti refers to letters to collect the goods of the deceased. At common law, letters ad colligendum bona defuncti, did not make a person executor or administrator; it only authorized him to collect the goods of the deceased, take care of them, and deliver them over to the executor, or administrator, when appointed. [Irwin & Wright v. Roach, 1 Miss. 386 (Miss. 1830)].