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English definition of “probate”

probate

noun [U]     /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.Inheriting and bequeathing Australian English a tax paid on money or property you have received from someone who has died → Compare inheritance taxCourt cases, orders and decisions
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