Definition of probate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈprəʊbeɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊbeɪt//
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[uncountable] (law) the official process of proving that a will (= a legal document that says what is to happen to a person’s property when they die) is valid to grant probate to get/obtain probate See related entries: Legal documents Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin probatum ‘something proved’, neuter past participle of probare ‘to test, prove’.
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