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probate

noun [U] uk   /ˈprəʊ.beɪt/ us    /ˈproʊ-/ specialized
the legal process of deciding if a person's will has been made correctly and if the information it contains is correct: Before probate can be granted, all business assets have to be identified and valued. Australian English a tax paid on money or property you have received from someone who has died

probate

verb [T] uk   /ˈprəʊ.beɪt/ us    /ˈproʊ-/ US specialized
to prove that a person's will has been made correctly and that the information it contains is correct
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