Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Probate, the official copy of a will or testament made out on parchment under the seal, formerly of the ordinary, but now of the Court of Probate, and usually delivered to the executor, or "administrator with will annexed," as it is termed where no executor is appointed by the will, together with a certificate of the will having been proved. It is the authority under which an executor or administrator acts. [Executob.]