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probate

noun [U]     /ˈprəʊbeɪt/ LAW
the process of managing the property, money, etc. of someone who has died and giving it to the beneficiaries (= people who should receive it): Unlike a will, a living trust generally does not have to go through probate. Statewide, 11,605 probate cases were filed last year, three-fourths of them involving estates where no will was left. grant/obtain probate a probate court/judge/lawyer
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