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Long Title

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II RENUNCIATION

Part III GRANT OF PROBATE OR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION

Where will lost, etc.

Where will destroyed, etc.

Where will proved and deposited outside Singapore

Where codicil propounded after probate

Letters of administration with will annexed

Letters of administration until will produced

Letters of administration on intestacy

Letters of administration pending probate action

Letters of administration during infancy

Letters of administration during lunacy

Letters of administration limited to trust property

Letters of administration limited to collection and preservation of property

Death of one of several executors, etc.

Part IV OATH

Part V SECURITY

Part VI REVOCATION OF GRANT

Part VII CAVEATS

Part VIII DISTRICT COURTS

Part IX PROTECTION OF ESTATES PENDING GRANT

Part X RE-SEALING OF PROBATES AND LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION GRANTED OUT OF SINGAPORE

Part XI GENERAL

FIRST SCHEDULE Rules As to Payment of Debts Where Estate Is Insolvent

SECOND SCHEDULE Order of Application of Assets Where the Estate Is Solvent

THIRD SCHEDULE Names of States

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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Probate and Administration Act
(CHAPTER 251)

(Original Enactment: Ordinance 24 of 1934)

REVISED EDITION 2000
(1st July 2000)
An Act relating to the grant of probate and letters of administration.
[1st January 1935]
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Probate and Administration Act.
Interpretation
2.  In this Act, unless there is something repugnant in the subject or context —
“court” means —
(a)
the High Court or a judge when sitting in open court in all cases where proceedings are taken in the High Court; and
(b)
a District Court or a District Judge when sitting in open court in all cases where proceedings are taken in a District Court;
“judge” means —
(a)
a judge sitting in chambers in all cases where proceedings are taken in the High Court; and
(b)
a District Judge sitting in chambers in all cases where proceedings are taken in a District Court;
“letters of administration” means a grant under the seal of the court issuing the same, authorising the person or persons therein named to administer an intestate’s estate in accordance with law;
“letters of administration with the will annexed” means a grant under the seal of the court issuing the same, authorising the person or persons therein named to administer a testator’s estate in compliance with the directions contained in his will, and in accordance with law;
“prescribed form” means the form prescribed by rules made under any law for the time being in force relating to the courts;
“probate” means a grant under the seal of the court issuing the same, authorising the executor or executors expressly or impliedly appointed by a testator’s will, or one or more of them, to administer the testator’s estate in compliance with the directions contained in his will, and in accordance with law;
“probate action” means a cause or matter in which a probate application is contested by any person, and includes any application to alter or revoke the grant of any probate or letters of administration;
“probate application” means an application for a grant of probate or letters of administration, and “probate applicant” shall be construed accordingly;
“Public Trustee” means the Public Trustee appointed under the Public Trustee Act (Cap. 260) and includes an Assistant Public Trustee appointed under that Act;
“registrar” means —
(a)
the Registrar or the Deputy Registrar or Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court in all cases where proceedings are taken in the High Court;
(b)
a registrar or deputy registrar of a District Court in all cases where proceedings are taken in a District Court to which a registrar is attached; and
(c)
a District Judge in all cases where proceedings are taken in any other District Court;
“will” includes any codicil or other testamentary document.
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