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

 

probate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈprəʊbeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊbeɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they probate
BrE BrE//ˈprəʊbeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊbeɪt//
 
he / she / it probates
BrE BrE//ˈprəʊbeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊbeɪts//
 
past simple probated
BrE BrE//ˈprəʊbeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊbeɪtɪd//
 
past participle probated
BrE BrE//ˈprəʊbeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊbeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form probating
BrE BrE//ˈprəʊbeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊbeɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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probate something (North American English, law) to prove that a will is valid Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin probatum ‘something proved’, neuter past participle of probare ‘to test, prove’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: probate

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