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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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grant  
      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)  
      n  
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  
Grant  
      n  
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)  
grant-in-aid  
      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  
grant-maintained  
      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  
      n  
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  

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grant

  

      vb  
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  
      n  
3    admission, allocation, allotment, allowance, award, benefaction, bequest, boon, bounty, concession, donation, endowment, gift, hand-out, present, stipend, subsidy  

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