probate

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 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.]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 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,… …

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  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

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

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  • 10 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

  • 11 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.… …

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  • 12 Probate — The legal process in which a will is reviewed to determine whether it is valid and authentic. Probate also refers to the general administering of a deceased person s will or the estate of a deceased person without a will. The court appoints… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 13 probate — n. 1) to grant probate 2) to prove a will at probate * * * [ prəʊb(e)ɪt] to grant probate to prove a will at probate …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 probate — {{11}}probate (n.) official proving of a will, c.1400, from L. probatum a thing proved, neuter of probatus, pp. of probare to try, test, prove (see PROVE (Cf. prove)). {{12}}probate (v.) 1792, from PROBATE (Cf. probate) (n.). Related: Probated;… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 15 probate — A certificate issued by the Family Division of the High Court, on the application of executors appointed by a will, to the effect that the will is valid and that the executors are authorized to administer the deceased s estate. When there is no… …

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  • 16 Probate — Recorded in a very wide range of spellings including Probart, Probert, Probertt, Probat, Probet, Probatts, Probate, Probetts and others, this is a surname of pre 7th century Olde English and later Welsh origins. It derives from a fused form of… …

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  • 17 probate — pro•bate [[t]ˈproʊ beɪt[/t]] n. adj. v. bat•ed, bat•ing 1) law the official proving of a will as authentic or valid in a probate court 2) law of or pertaining to probate or a probate court 3) law to establish the authenticity or validity of (a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 probate — /ˈproʊbeɪt / (say prohbayt) Law –noun 1. a document issued by a probate court certifying that a will has been proved as valid, and authorising the executor named therein to administer the estate. 2. a. the official proving of a will as authentic… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 probate — [[t]pro͟ʊbeɪt[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N n Probate is the act or process of officially proving a will to be valid. Probate cases can go on for two years or more …

    English dictionary

  • 20 probate — / prəυbeɪt/ noun legal acceptance that a document, especially a will, is valid ♦ the executor was granted probate or obtained a grant of probate the executor was told officially that the will was valid …

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