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Noun: probate  'prow,beyt
  1. (law) a judicial certificate saying that a will is genuine and conferring on the executors the power to administer the estate
    - probate will
     
  2. The act of proving that an instrument purporting to be a will was signed and executed in accord with legal requirements
Verb: probate  'prow,beyt
  1. Put a convicted person on probation by suspending his sentence
     
  2. (law) establish the legal validity of (wills and other documents)

Derived forms: probating, probated, probates

Type of: bona fides, certificate, certification, credential, credentials, defer, formalise [Brit], formalize, hold over, postpone, proof, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, substantiation, table [N. Amer], validate, validation

Encyclopedia: Probate, Divorce and Matrimonial Causes Court