probate court
noun Date: 1786 a court that has jurisdiction chiefly over the probate of wills and administration of deceased persons' estates

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  • probate court — n: 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 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Probate Court — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • probate court — ☆ probate court n. a court having jurisdiction over the probating of wills, the administration of estates, and, usually, the guardianship of minors and incompetents …   English World dictionary

  • Probate court — A probate court (also called a surrogate court) is a specialized court that deals with matters of probate and the administration of estates. Probate courts administer proper distribution of the assets of a decedent (one who has died), adjudicates …   Wikipedia

  • probate court — noun a court having jurisdiction over the probate of wills and the administration of estates • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑court, ↑tribunal, ↑judicature * * * noun 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Probate Court — The segment of the judicial system primarily charged with handling such matters as wills, estates, conservatorships and guardianships, as well as the commitment of mentally ill persons to institutions designed to help them. In addition, the court …   Investment dictionary

  • probate court — court which deals with wills of the deceased …   English contemporary dictionary

  • probate court — pro′bate court n. law a special court with power over administration of estates of deceased persons, the probate of wills, etc • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • probate court — a special court with power over administration of estates of deceased persons, the probate of wills, etc. [1720 30, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • probate court — /ˈproʊbeɪt kɔt/ (say prohbayt kawt) noun a special court limited to the administration of estates of deceased persons, the probate of wills, etc …   Australian English dictionary

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