probated

probate

[proh-beyt]
noun
1.
Law. the official proving of a will as authentic or valid in a probate court.
2.
an officially certified copy of a will so proved.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to probate or a probate court.
verb (used with object), probated, probating.
4.
to establish the authenticity or validity of (a will).
5.
Law. to put (an offender) on probation.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English probat < Latin probātum a thing approved, noun use of neuter past participle of probāre to test and find good; see probe, -ate1

unprobated, adjective
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probate (ˈprəʊbɪt, -beɪt)
 
n
1.  the act or process of officially proving the authenticity and validity of a will
2.  a.  the official certificate stating a will to be genuine and conferring on the executors power to administer the estate
 b.  the probate copy of a will
3.  (in the US) all matters within the jurisdiction of a probate court
4.  (modifier) of, relating to, or concerned with probate: probate value; a probate court
 
vb
5.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) (tr) to establish officially the authenticity and validity of (a will)
 
[C15: from Latin probāre to inspect]

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probate
"official proving of a will," 1463, from L. probatum "a thing proved," neut. of probatus, pp. of probare "to try, test, prove" (see prove). The verb is recorded from 1792.
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