verb (used with object), pro·bat·ed, pro·bat·ing.
- probable error,
- probate court,
- probation officer,
- probationary assistant
Origin of probate
Examples from the Web for probate
His wife, Anna Zubkova, is running as a Democrat for a probate judge seat in Plainfield, Conn.Awkward: This Democratic Judicial Candidate's Husband Is a White Supremacist|Gideon Resnick|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Feb. 1, 2008, a Los Angeles probate judge granted the conservatorship and issued a restraining order against Lutfi.Britney Spears Civil Trial Ends in Win for Singer and Her Family|Maria Elena Fernandez|November 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But the document couldn't be found, and so the old one was submitted for probate.The Crime of the French Caf and Other Stories|Nicholas Carter
Thursday was the day of their appointment with the probate judge.Clark's Field|Robert Herrick
He drew similar conclusions from the probate and inhabited house duty figures, and from several other sources.Contemporary Socialism|John Rae
The copy of the probate of the will he had in his pocket at that moment.Lady Anna|Anthony Trollope
The library is said to have been valued for probate at about £70,000.English Book Collectors|William Younger Fletcher
- the official certificate stating a will to be genuine and conferring on the executors power to administer the estate
- the probate copy of a will
Word Origin for probate
"official proving of a will," c.1400, from Latin probatum "a thing proved," neuter of probatus "tried, tested, proved," past participle of probare "to try, test, prove" (see prove).
1560s, "to prove," from probate (n.) or from Latin probatus, past participle of probare. Specific sense of "prove the genuineness of a will" is from 1792. Related: Probated; probating.