Proffer meaning

prŏf'ər
The act of proffering; an offer.
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A preliminary offering, specifically with regard to testimony or evidence, a preview of what will be said or shown. Also known as an offer of proof.
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The definition of a proffer is an offer or offering.

An example of a proffer is a description given by a lawyer as a preview of testimony.

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Proffer is defined as to offer something to be accepted.

An example of to proffer is to submit a proposal for a conference.

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To offer for acceptance; tender.
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To offer (usually something intangible)

To proffer friendship.

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An offer or proposal.
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An offer made; something proposed for acceptance by another; a tender; as, proffers of peace or friendship.
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To offer for acceptance; to propose to give; to make a tender of; as, to proffer a gift; to proffer services; to proffer friendship.
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To essay or attempt of one's own accord; to undertake, or propose to undertake.

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Origin of proffer

  • Middle English profren from Old French poroffrir, profrir por- forth (from Latin prō- pro–1) offrir to offer (from Latin offerre offer)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English proferen, from Old French proferer, from Latin proferre (“to bring forth"), from pro (“forth") + ferre (“to bring").
    From Wiktionary