What's the difference between an administrator and an executor?
  They're both fiduciaries (someone who acts for another person, in a position of trust).
An executor is the one named in a will to be in charge of the estate.
An administrator is the person in charge of the estate of someone who died without a will.  (There is a special kind of administrator whom the court appoints even when there is a will, either becuase the will doesn't name an executor, or no one named is available to handle ...
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