probate

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Synonyms for probate

a judicial certificate saying that a will is genuine and conferring on the executors the power to administer the estate

the act of proving that an instrument purporting to be a will was signed and executed in accord with legal requirements

put a convicted person on probation by suspending his sentence

establish the legal validity of (wills and other documents)

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A party may obtain a federal judgment that the party has a valid claim against an estate for a specific amount of money.
By differentiating between a claim against an estate and a charitable bequest, the Eighth Circuit held that no deduction was allowed if the claim ceased to exist.