Court of Ordinary


Court of Ordinary
In Georgia such courts formerly had exclusive and general jurisdiction over probate of wills; granting letters testamentary, or of administration, and revocation of same; management, disposition and distribution of estate of decedents, idiots, lunatics and insane persons and of all such other matters and things as appertain or relate to same; appointment and removal of guardians of minors and persons of unsound mind and all controversies as to right of guardianship; receiving and hearing applications for homestead and exemption and granting same; and concurrently with judge of the county court, jurisdiction in binding out of orphans and apprentices, and all controversies between master and apprentice. The Probate Court now has jurisdiction over such matter

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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