A notice filed with the Register of Wills that requests a hearing to be held before the Register grants letters testamentary.

A caveat is one of the first steps in a will contest and can only be filed by a party in interest, which is generally any person or entity who stands to gain a larger share of the estate if the will that has been offered for probate is determined invalid.

See: Caveator; Proponent

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