probate court


: a court that has jurisdiction chiefly over the probate of wills and administration of deceased persons' estates

Examples of probate court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Exceptions to the prohibitions would apply to family members, residents of the same household, employees of the secretary of state and probate judge, a county or city absentee election manager, and a guardian, conservator or another person appointed by the probate court. Mike Cason |, al, 26 Jan. 2023 Oher, a first-round pick in the 2009 NFL draft out of Ole Miss and a Super Bowl champion with the Baltimore Ravens, petitioned the Shelby County, Tennessee, probate court on Monday to terminate his conservatorship under Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 18 Aug. 2023 Advertisement Last, but not least, new probate courts were approved for the following counties: Travis, Harris, Bexar, Montgomery and Cameron. Virginia Hammerle, Dallas News, 30 July 2023 Variety has also reached out to the probate court, 20th Century Fox and Alcon Entertainment for comment. Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 14 Aug. 2023 The former offensive lineman filed a 14-page petition, filed in Shelby County, Tennessee, probate court, which states he wasn’t adopted. Mark Heim |, al, 14 Aug. 2023 Monday morning, ahead of the proceedings, probate court Judge Jennifer Callaghan tightened the parameters of the trial, which was originally expected to assess two documents handwritten by Franklin in the years before her 2018 death. Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press, 11 July 2023 Advertisement Local court: Check with the local probate court about storing your will. Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, 14 July 2023 The battle over the singer’s estate is now going to trial in probate court, with proceedings set to kick off Monday. Daniel Arkin, NBC News, 9 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1726, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of probate court was in 1726

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“Probate court.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

probate court

: a court that probates wills and administers estates of deceased persons

Legal Definition

probate court

: a court that has jurisdiction over the probate of wills and administration of estates and sometimes over the affairs of minors and persons adjudged incompetent compare orphans' court
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