Meaning of “probate” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “probate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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probatenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈprəʊbeɪt/ us 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

probateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈprəʊbeɪt/ us /ˈproʊ-/ LAW

in the US, to go to court to receive the authority to manage the property, money, etc. of someone who has died and give it to the beneficiaries:

probate a will/an estate

(Definition of “probate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)