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  • n. Plural form of probate.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of probate.


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  • Civil handled mostly family and probate law (adoptions, divorces, probates etc) and only took indigent clients (we had the same standards as the Court for IFP filings).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Legal Clinics Under Siege

  • DAVID ARIOSTO, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): As Christmas hymns fill the ears of last-minute shoppers, a distinctly different feeling probates the streets of Havana.

    CNN Transcript Dec 25, 2009

  • Once you start getting into probates and testiments and all that icky stuff, we generally leave the room to get another beer.

    Calling a Spade a Shovel

  • The Vermont constitution of 1777 gave to the “freemen in each county” the “liberty of choosing the judges of inferior court of common pleas, sheriff, justices of the peace, and judges of probates.”

    A History of American Law

  • A New York law of 1786 awarded fees to the “judge of the court of probates … to wit; For filing every petition, one shilling; for making and entering every order, six shillings; for every citation, under seal, to witnesses, or for any other purposes, six shillings … for copies of all records and proceedings, when required, for each sheet consisting of one hundred and twenty-eight words, one shilling and six-pence.”

    A History of American Law

  • Marriage licences and small probates were what we all looked for, and what paid us best; and the competition for these ran very high indeed.

    David Copperfield

  • Right now, joining us, an expert in probates and wills, to possibly give us some answers in the Anna Nicole Smith case.

    CNN Transcript Feb 19, 2007

  • He ` s an expert in wills, probates, executorships.

    CNN Transcript Feb 19, 2007

  • But there was always a contemplation opening a second probate in the Bahamas, when people live in two places, you have two probates.

    CNN Transcript May 18, 2007

  • If somebody lives in two places, you have two probates.

    CNN Transcript May 17, 2007


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