What does proffer mean?

Definitions for proffer
ˈprɒf ərprof·fer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suggestion, proposition, profferverb

    a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

    "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"

  2. offer, profferverb

    present for acceptance or rejection

    "She offered us all a cold drink"

Wiktionary

  1. proffernoun

    An offer made; something proposed for acceptance by another; a tender; as, proffers of peace or friendship.

  2. proffernoun

    Essay; attempt.

  3. profferverb

    To offer for acceptance; to propose to give; to make a tender of; as, to proffer a gift; to proffer services; to proffer friendship.

  4. profferverb

    To essay or attempt of one's own accord; to undertake, or propose to undertake.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Profferverb

    to offer for acceptance; to propose to give; to make a tender of; as, to proffer a gift; to proffer services; to proffer friendship

    Etymology: [OE. profren, proferen, F. profrer, fr. L. proferre to bring forth or forward, to offer; pro forward + ferre to bring. See Bear to produce.]

  2. Profferverb

    to essay or attempt of one's own accord; to undertake, or propose to undertake

    Etymology: [OE. profren, proferen, F. profrer, fr. L. proferre to bring forth or forward, to offer; pro forward + ferre to bring. See Bear to produce.]

  3. Proffernoun

    an offer made; something proposed for acceptance by another; a tender; as, proffers of peace or friendship

    Etymology: [OE. profren, proferen, F. profrer, fr. L. proferre to bring forth or forward, to offer; pro forward + ferre to bring. See Bear to produce.]

  4. Proffernoun

    essay; attempt

    Etymology: [OE. profren, proferen, F. profrer, fr. L. proferre to bring forth or forward, to offer; pro forward + ferre to bring. See Bear to produce.]

Freebase

  1. Proffer

    The word proffer is derived from Anglo-French "por-", forth, and offrir, to offer. The act of proffering involves making an offer prior to any formal negotiations. In the context of a trial, to proffer means to offer evidence in support of an argument, or elements of an affirmative defense or offense. A party with the burden of proof must proffer sufficient evidence to carry that burden. For example, in support of a particular argument, a party may proffer documentary evidence or witnesses. Where a party is denied the right to introduce evidence because that evidence would be inflammatory, hearsay, or would lack sufficient authentication, that party must make a proffer of what the evidence would have shown in order to preserve the issue for appeal. Also; as in business, a proffer can be a sign of "good faith" a first offer or proposal, to show a willingness to "barter". ⁕see good faith bargaining, barter.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Proffer

    prof′ėr, v.t. to bring forward: to propose: to offer for acceptance.—n. an offer made: a proposal.—n. Proff′erer. [Fr. proférer—L. proferrepro, forward, ferre, to bring.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of proffer in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of proffer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of proffer in a Sentence

  1. Anwar Ibrahim:

    The best way is to proffer a new charge and allow for a full hearing of the case.

  2. Patricia Heaton:

    These young people will forever have these smears follow them through their life every time they proffer their resume with the word' Covington' on it. It will also affect anyone who ever has or ever will attend that school. The damage is incalculable.

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