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grant of probate


      n     (Law)   an instrument authorizing an executor to control and dispose of a deceased person's estate if a will has been made  
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      vb   tr  
1    to consent to perform or fulfil  
to grant a wish     
2    may take a clause as object   to permit as a favour, indulgence, etc.  
to grant an interview     
3    may take a clause as object   to acknowledge the validity of; concede  
I grant what you say is true     
4    to bestow, esp. in a formal manner  
5    to transfer (property) to another, esp. by deed; convey  
6    take for granted  
a    to accept or assume without question  
one takes certain amenities for granted     
b    to fail to appreciate the value, merit, etc., of (a person)  
7    a sum of money provided by a government, local authority, or public fund to finance educational study, overseas aid, building repairs, etc.  
8    a privilege, right, etc., that has been granted  
9    the act of granting  
10    a transfer of property by deed or other written instrument; conveyance  
11      (U.S.)   a territorial unit in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, originally granted to an individual or organization  
     (C13: from Old French graunter, from Vulgar Latin credentare (unattested), from Latin credere to believe)  
  grantable      adj  
  granter      n  

block grant  
      n   (in Britain) an annual grant made by the government to a local authority to help to pay for the public services it provides, such as health, education, and housing  
death grant  
      n   (in the British National Insurance scheme) a grant payable to a relative, executor, etc., after the death of a person  
direct-grant school  
      n   (in Britain, formerly) a school financed by endowment, fees, and a state grant conditional upon admittance of a percentage of nonpaying pupils nominated by the local education authority  
1    Cary, real name Alexander Archibald Leach. 1904--86, U.S. film actor, born in England. His many films include Bringing up Baby (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), and Mr Blandings Builds his Dream House (1948)  
2    Duncan (James Corrowr). 1885--1978, British painter and designer  
3    Ulysses S(impson), real name Hiram Ulysses Grant. 1822--85, 18th president of the U.S. (1869--77); commander in chief of Union forces in the American Civil War (1864--65)  
      n   pl   , grants-in-aid  
1    a sum of money granted by one government to a lower level of government or to a dependency for a programme, etc.  
2      (Education)   a grant provided by the central government or local education authority to ensure consistent standards in buildings and other facilities  
      adj   grant maintained when postpostive   (of schools or educational institutions) funded directly by central government  
grant of probate  
      n     (Law)   an instrument authorizing an executor to control and dispose of a deceased person's estate if a will has been made  
land grant  
1      (U.S. and Canadian)   a grant of public land to a college, railway, etc.  
2    modifier     (U.S.)   designating a state university established with such a grant  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  




1    accede to, accord, acknowledge, admit, agree to, allocate, allot, allow, assign, award, bestow, cede, concede, confer, consent to, donate, give, hand out, impart, permit, present, vouchsafe, yield  
2      (Law)   assign, convey, transfer, transmit  
3    admission, allocation, allotment, allowance, award, benefaction, bequest, boon, bounty, concession, donation, endowment, gift, hand-out, present, stipend, subsidy  

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