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probate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law, Death
probatepro‧bate1 /ˈprəʊbeɪt, -bət $ ˈproʊbeɪt/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 lawSCLMX the legal process of deciding that someone’s will has been properly made
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probatePrerogative Office, ecclesiastical court in which wills were proved and probate granted.Miss Roybal-Allard originally wanted the ban to apply only to divorce, probate and child-custody cases.Banks, building societies and insurance companies will be able to apply for probate if they have a proper complaints handling scheme.Leffingwell even held probate court there.Clearly the objective of reducing the workload on probate courts by eliminating one class of contests is not without some legitimacy.Who gets the money could be complicated, say probate attorneys.The probate clerk sets up an index of all wills deposited.Besides, until probate is granted, all is conjecture.
Related topics: Law, Death
probateprobate2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 American English lawSCLMX to prove that a will is legal
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probateAll you can do is wait until your stepfather gets the will admitted to probate.The deputy judge refused to admit the document to probate.
From Longman Business Dictionaryprobatepro‧bate /ˈprəʊbeɪt, -bətˈproʊbeɪt/ noun [uncountable] LAW the process used to establish that a WILL (=a statement saying who you want to have your money and property when you die) has been properly made out, according to the lawAll joint-owned property goes to the named beneficiaries without passing through probate.probate adjectivea probate court
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Verb table
probate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyprobate
he, she, itprobates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyprobated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave probated
he, she, ithas probated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad probated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill probate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have probated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam probating
he, she, itis probating
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you, we, theyare probating
Past
I, he, she, itwas probating
you, we, theywere probating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been probating
he, she, ithas been probating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been probating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be probating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been probating
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