probate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"probate" in British English

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probatenoun [U]

uk   /ˈprəʊ.beɪt/  us   /ˈproʊ-/ specialized
the ​legalprocess 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 ​businessassets have to be ​identified and ​valued. Australian English a ​taxpaid on ​money or ​property you have ​received from someone who has ​died

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

"probate" in Business English

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probatenoun [U]

uk   us   /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 ​livingtrust 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)
Translations of “probate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 遗嘱检验, 遗嘱验证, 遗产税…
in Chinese (Traditional) 遺囑檢驗, 遺囑認證, 遺産稅…
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