Definition of COURT:
(noun) / the Surrogate’s Court, including any judge or Surrogate assigned, elected, or appointed to serve as judge of the court.
Plain English translation: When you see the term “court” used in connection with estate matters in New York, it is specifically referencing the Surrogate’s Court. It also refers to the presiding judge as in, “if it pleases the Court” or “we ask the Court to hold in favor of the petitioner.”
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