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probate court

a special court with power over administration of estates of deceased persons, the probate of wills, etc.
Origin of probate court
1720-30, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for probate court
  • Probate takes place in the probate court of the county where the deceased property owner resided.
  • The late starlet's will is currently being reviewed in probate court.
  • probate court laws protect the interests of individuals involved in probate court matters.
probate court in Culture
probate court [(proh-bayt)]

A court that has jurisdiction over wills, estates, and guardianship of children.

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