Legal Definition and Related Resources of Prove

Meaning of Prove

See proof .

Prove Alternative Definition

To make proof of; to establish by evidence.

Synonyms of Prove


  • ascertain
  • ascertain as truth
  • authenticate
  • confirm
  • corroborate
  • declarare
  • demonstrate
  • establish
  • establish as truth
  • establish the genuineness of
  • establish the validity of
  • evince
  • manifest
  • ostendere
  • probare
  • put to the proof
  • put to the test
  • show
  • show clearly
  • substantiate
  • support
  • uphold
  • validate
  • verify foreign phrases: In rebus manifestis
  • errat qui auctoritates legum allegat; quia perspicua vera non sunt probanda
  • In clear cases
  • ne makes mistakes who cites legal authorities; for obvious truths are not to be proved

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Affidavit Of Service, Allegation, Assumption Of Risk, Authentic Copy, Burden Of Proof, Calling The Plaintiff, Circumstantial Evidence, Cohan Principle, Deceit, Error, Writ Of, Establish, Expert Witness, Falsify, Hearsay Evidence, Immaterial, Irrelevant, Justification, Malicious Prosecution, Motion For Non-suit, Murder, Nominal Damages, Non-hearsay, Nonsuit, Not Guilty, Probate, Probator, Proof, , Secta, Self-incrimination.

Translate Prove from English to Spanish

Translation of Prove , with examples. More about free online translation into Spanish of Probar; comprobar and other legal terms is available here.


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This term is a verb.

Etimology of Prove

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late 12c., pruven, proven “to try, test; evaluate; demonstrate,” from Old French prover, pruver “show; convince; put to the test” (11c., Modern French prouver), from Latin probare “to make good; esteem, represent as good; make credible, show, demonstrate; test, inspect; judge by trial” (source also of Spanish probar, Italian probare), from probus “worthy, good, upright, virtuous,” from PIE *pro-bhwo- “being in front,” from *pro-, extended form of root *per- (1) “forward, through” (see per), + root *bhu- “to be” (source also of Latin fui “I have been,” futurus “about to be;” Old English beon “to be;” see be). Related: Proved; proven; proving.


See Also

  • Approve
  • Deraign
  • Probate
  • Peoof

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