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The "coming out" ceremony for those who were pledging, especially in the NPHC. This normally includes masks covering the faces of those who were pledging until they are revealed as the newest member of XYZ. Also, other Greeks will show up, especially those of that sorority or fraternity that the probate is of and their sorors and brothers from other schools as well as their own. Other occurances at a probate are: reciting the Greek alphabet, acknowledging your big sisters or big brothers, the announcement of the line name and ones individual line name. Following this event, which attracts a lot of members, especially of the black race, is a party. Also, the newest members of that organization are showered with memorabilia to keep.
Did you see the Delta probate last Thursday? There were five girls on line and they arrived in police cars.
by girlchucked April 16, 2006
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A person who is not him or herself in public and strives for perfection and has a strange obsession on number of things. The person can possibly be psychotic as Patrick Bateman. He or she might show a few signs like jealously and tries to keep cool, so he or she won't show their true image.
"Dude, have you met that guy last weekend? Fucking Pro Bates all afternoon."

"There goes Bruce Wayne in his formal suit at a restaurant. Definitly Pro Bates."
by Justified501 May 21, 2012
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Slang for probation, the act of a teen committing a dumbass "crime" and his punishment is either informal or formal probation. Formal probation is were the juvenile reports to a judge, informal is a juvenile reporting directly to a PO or probation officer.
Me: Yoooooo just got popped by the pigs
Steve: Damn son, you a bitch nigga
Kyle: Good thing I have a job (completely irrelevant)
Sam: You fucking up, your gonna get that probate mannn!
by ishmane4 May 15, 2013
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