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prove vt

proved or: prov·en [prü-vən]
1 : to test the truth, validity, or genuineness of [ a will at probate]
2 a : to establish the existence, truth, or validity of [the charges were never proved in court]
b : to provide sufficient proof of or that [proved the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt]
prov·able [prü-və-bəl]

prov·able·ness n

prov·ably [prü-və-blē]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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