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probate

pro·bate

probate

 
pronunciation:
pro beIt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: the legal establishing of a will as authentic, valid, and binding.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or pertaining to the establishment of the authenticity and validity of a will or wills, or to the court in which this is done.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: probated, probates, probating
definition: to submit (a will) to probate; prove the authenticity and validity of.
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The word probate contains the following part:
prob, prov, -prove Latin root that means good; test, prove