Glossary on Singapore Probate, Resealing, Estates, Wills

Residuary Clause


A clause in a will disposing of the residuary estate, i.e. assets belonging to the testator which has not been disposed in other part of the Will.

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Originating Summons


A court documents or application which starts probate proceedings (as well as other types of legal proceedings) in the relvant Court.

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Non-Contentious Probate


Probate matter (testate or intestate) is non-contentious if there is no contest for administration of the deceased’s estate.

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Inheritance Certificate


Certificate from the Syariah Court setting out the beneficiaries and their entitlement to a Muslim person’s estate.

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Closest blood relative




An authorisation by the Court.


Administration Oath


A sworn statement by the executors or administrators that they will administer the deceased’s properly and in accordance with the laws, and render a true and just account to the beneficiaries.

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Administration Bond


A security furnished by the administrators and sometimes 2 sureties in favour of the relevant court to ensure property administration of the deceased’s estate.

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Estate Duty


A tax that is paid to the government upon the death of a person due to property being passed to his beneficiaries. Also known as death duty, death tax or inheritance tax.

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