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probate

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noun pro·bate \ˈprō-ˌbāt, British also -bit\

Simple Definition of probate

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

Full Definition of probate

  1. 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. 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

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probate

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verb pro·bate \-ˌbāt\

Simple Definition of probate

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

Full Definition of probate

pro·bat·edpro·bat·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to establish (a will) by probate as genuine and valid

  3. 2 :  to put (a convicted offender) on probation

Examples of probate

  1. The court will probate the will.



1570

First Known Use of probate

1570



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