Probate

Definition of Probate

Pro´bate
n.1.
1.Proof.
2.(Law) Official proof; especially, the proof before a competent officer or tribunal that an instrument offered, purporting to be the last will and testament of a person deceased, is indeed his lawful act; the copy of a will proved, under the seal of the Court of Probate, delivered to the executors with a certificate of its having been proved.
a.1.Of or belonging to a probate, or court of probate; as, a probate record.
Probate Court
a court for the probate of wills.
Probate duty
a government tax on property passing by will.
v. t.1.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.

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