probate

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1pro·bate

noun \ˈprō-ˌbāt, British also -bit\

: the process of proving in court that the will of a person who has died is valid

Full Definition of PROBATE

1
a :  the action or process of proving before a competent judicial authority that a document offered for official recognition and registration as the last will and testament of a deceased person is genuine
b :  the judicial determination of the validity of a will
2
:  the officially authenticated copy of a probated will

Examples of PROBATE

  1. Her will was offered for probate by the relatives.
  2. The case will now go to probate.

Origin of PROBATE

Middle English probat, from Latin probatum, neuter of probatus, past participle of probare
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

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2pro·bate

verb \-ˌbāt\

law : to prove that (a will) is valid before a probate court

pro·bat·edpro·bat·ing

Full Definition of PROBATE

transitive verb
1
:  to establish (a will) by probate as genuine and valid
2
:  to put (a convicted offender) on probation

Examples of PROBATE

  1. The court will probate the will.

First Known Use of PROBATE

1570

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

probate

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In law, the process of proving in a court (probate court) that an instrument is the valid last will and testament of a deceased person. The term also refers broadly to the process of administering an estate. Unless it is contested or shown to contain obvious anomalies, a document purporting to be a will requires little authenticating proof for certification (admission to probate). Probate courts also often supervise the administration of estates by executors and oversee the guardianship of minors and others lacking capacity under the law.

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