Definition of "administratrix"
  1. A historical term for a woman appointed by a court to manage probate for someone who died without a will; now commonly referred to as an administrator or personal representative irrespective of gender
How to use "administratrix" in a sentence
  1. When Mary's father died without a will, she was made the administratrix of his estate.
  2. Sometimes, the wife may become the administratrix in the event of her husband's untimely death.
  3. In the 19th century, an unmarried woman typically served as administratrix if her father died intestate.

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