pro•batePronunciation: (prō'bāt), [key]
—n., adj., v., -bat•ed, -bat•ing.
the official proving of a will as authentic or valid in a probate court.
an officially certified copy of a will so proved.
of or pertaining to probate or a probate court.
to establish the authenticity or validity of (a will).
to put (an offender) on probation.
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