Plene Administravit Praeter Law and Legal Definition

Plene administravit praeter is a Latin term. It means ‘he has fully administered, except.’ In early days, the phrase was used to refer to a defensive plea of an executor or administrator, in which the executor or administrator asserts that no assets remain in the estate, except few that would not be sufficient to satisfy the plaintiff’s demand. Such pleas are made in an action against an executor or administrator, on a debt of his/her decedent. The plea alleges that the administrator has fully administered the estate, excepting as to assets which are insufficient to meet the plaintiff's claim.