Probate is defined as the official legal process of proving that a will is valid and of distributing the property and carrying out the actions as directed by the will.(noun)
When someone writes a will and then dies and the will is verified and confirmed in court, the process of confirming it is an example of probate.
Probate is to establish that a will is valid.(verb)
When an executor of an estate goes to court and proves that the will is valid and enforceable, the act of verifying the will is an example of probate.
See probate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME probat < L probatus, pp. of probare, to prove: see probe
See probate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English probat
Origin: , from Latin probātum
Origin: , neuter past participle of probāre, to prove; see prove.
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