probate court

noun

Definition of probate court

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

1726

First Known Use of probate court

1726


PROBATE COURT Defined for English Language Learners

probate court

noun

Definition of probate court for English Language Learners

  • law : a court that proves wills are valid


Law Dictionary

probate court

noun

Legal Definition of probate court

  1. :  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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