probate estate
probate estate see estate 3a

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

probate estate
Property of a deceased person that goes through probate court proceedings before being distributed to those who inherit it.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


probate estate
Estate property that may be disposed of by a will. (See estate.)

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