Probate Pro"bate, a. Of or belonging to a probate, or court of probate; as, a probate record. [1913 Webster]

{Probate Court}, or {Court of Probate}, a court for the probate of wills.

{Probate duty}, a government tax on property passing by will. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • probate — pro·bate 1 / prō ˌbāt/ n [Latin probatum, neuter of probatus, past participle of probare to test, approve, prove] 1 a: the process of proving in a court of competent jurisdiction (as a probate court) that an instrument is the valid last will and… …   Law dictionary

  • probate — pro‧bate [ˈprəʊbeɪt, bt ǁ ˈproʊbeɪt] noun [uncountable] LAW the process used to establish that a will (= a statement saying who you want to have your money and property when you die) has been properly made out, according to the law: • All joint… …   Financial and business terms

  • probate — [prō′bāt; ] for n. [, ] Brit [, prōbit] n. [ME probat < L probatus, pp. of probare, to prove: see PROBE] 1. the act or process of proving before a duly authorized person that a document submitted for official certification and registration,… …   English World dictionary

  • Probate — Pro bate, n. [From L. probatus, p. p. of probare to prove. See {Prove}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Proof. [Obs.] Skelton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) (a) Official proof; especially, the proof before a competent officer or tribunal that an instrument offered …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Probate — Pro bate, v. t. To obtain the official approval of, as of an instrument purporting to be the last will and testament; as, the executor has probated the will. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Probate — (engl., spr. Probet), 1) die Prüfung überhaupt: bes. 2) die Prüfung u. Bestätigung des letzten Willens; daher P. Court (spr. P. Kohrt), der Gerichtshof für Testaments , Erbschafts u. Vormundschaftsangelegenheiten …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • probate — ► NOUN 1) the official proving of a will. 2) a verified copy of a will with a certificate as handed to the executors. ORIGIN Latin probatum something proved …   English terms dictionary

  • Probate — Not to be confused with Probation. Wills, trusts and estat …   Wikipedia

  • probate — Court procedure by which a will is proved to be valid or invalid; though in current usage this term has been expanded to generally refer to the legal process wherein the estate of a decedent is administered. Generally, the probate process… …   Black's law dictionary

  • probate — /proh bayt/, n., adj., v., probated, probating. n. 1. Law. the official proving of a will as authentic or valid in a probate court. 2. an officially certified copy of a will so proved. adj. 3. of or pertaining to probate or a probate court. v.t.… …   Universalium

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