probate

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin probatus, past participle of probare (to test, examine, judge of); see probe, prove.

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Noun[edit]

probate (plural probates)

  1. (law) The legal process of verifying the legality of a will.
  2. (law) A copy of a legally recognised and qualified will.
  3. Short for probate court.
  4. (obsolete) proof
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Skelton to this entry?)

Verb[edit]

probate (third-person singular simple present probates, present participle probating, simple past and past participle probated)

  1. (transitive) To establish the legality of (a will).

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Adjective[edit]

probate

  1. definite and plural of probat

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

probāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of probō