Meaning of probate

pro•bate

Pronunciation: (prō'bāt), [key]
— n., adj., v., -bat•ed, -bat•ing.
—n.
  1. the official proving of a will as authentic or valid in a probate court.
  2. an officially certified copy of a will so proved.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to probate or a probate court.
—v.t.
  1. to establish the authenticity or validity of (a will).
  2. to put (an offender) on probation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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