proof [-'s] n
ME preve < OFr < late L. probāre, see prove, v.
- Evidence; sign; indication; confirmation; validation; verification; certification; grounds for belief.
- Test; check; experiment; process for ascertaining the truth of a fact.
- Protection; defense; armor; covering.
- Firmness; stability; unshakeableness; immovability; steadiness; support.
- [Fig.] sight; perception; beholding an actual physical being.