Letters ad colligendum bona de functi

LETTERS AD COLLIGENDUM BONA DE FUNCTI, practice. In default of the representatives and creditors to administer to the estate of an intestate, the officer entitled to grant letters of administration, may grant to such person as he approves, letters to collect the goods of the deceased, which neither make him executor nor administrator; his only business being to collect the goods and keep them in his safe custody. 2 Bl. Com. 505.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.