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There is simply no plausible construction of the known evidence that leaves out Novak either providing a proffer through his lawyer of what he would say if he testified or having testified directly.
Michael Isikoff

Meaning of "proffer" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PROFFER

From Old French proffrir, from pro-1 + offrir to offer.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PROFFER

proffer  [ˈprɒfə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PROFFER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Proffer is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb proffer in English.

WHAT DOES PROFFER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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.

Definition of proffer in the English dictionary

The definition of proffer in the dictionary is to offer for acceptance; tender. Other definition of proffer is the act of proffering.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PROFFER

PRESENT

Present
I proffer
you proffer
he/she/it proffers
we proffer
you proffer
they proffer
Present continuous
I am proffering
you are proffering
he/she/it is proffering
we are proffering
you are proffering
they are proffering
Present perfect
I have proffered
you have proffered
he/she/it has proffered
we have proffered
you have proffered
they have proffered
Present perfect continuous
I have been proffering
you have been proffering
he/she/it has been proffering
we have been proffering
you have been proffering
they have been proffering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I proffered
you proffered
he/she/it proffered
we proffered
you proffered
they proffered
Past continuous
I was proffering
you were proffering
he/she/it was proffering
we were proffering
you were proffering
they were proffering
Past perfect
I had proffered
you had proffered
he/she/it had proffered
we had proffered
you had proffered
they had proffered
Past perfect continuous
I had been proffering
you had been proffering
he/she/it had been proffering
we had been proffering
you had been proffering
they had been proffering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will proffer
you will proffer
he/she/it will proffer
we will proffer
you will proffer
they will proffer
Future continuous
I will be proffering
you will be proffering
he/she/it will be proffering
we will be proffering
you will be proffering
they will be proffering
Future perfect
I will have proffered
you will have proffered
he/she/it will have proffered
we will have proffered
you will have proffered
they will have proffered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been proffering
you will have been proffering
he/she/it will have been proffering
we will have been proffering
you will have been proffering
they will have been proffering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would proffer
you would proffer
he/she/it would proffer
we would proffer
you would proffer
they would proffer
Conditional continuous
I would be proffering
you would be proffering
he/she/it would be proffering
we would be proffering
you would be proffering
they would be proffering
Conditional perfect
I would have proffer
you would have proffer
he/she/it would have proffer
we would have proffer
you would have proffer
they would have proffer
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been proffering
you would have been proffering
he/she/it would have been proffering
we would have been proffering
you would have been proffering
they would have been proffering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you proffer
we let´s proffer
you proffer
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to proffer
Past participle
proffered
Present Participle
proffering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PROFFER


coffer
ˈkɒfə
cougher
ˈkɒfə
counteroffer
ˈkaʊntərˌɒfə
doffer
ˈdɒfə
Offa
ˈɒfə
offer
ˈɒfə
quaffer
ˈkwɒfə
re-offer
ˈriːˌɒfə
scoffer
ˈskɒfə
swoffer
ˈswɒfə
troffer
ˈtrɒfə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PROFFER

professionalize
professionally
professor
professorate
professoress
professorial
professorially
professoriat
professoriate
professorship
profferer
proficience
proficiency
proficiency test
proficient
proficiently
profile
profile component
profile drag
profiler

WORDS THAT END LIKE PROFFER

bargain offer
buffer
cash offer
chauffer
differ
feoffer
godfather offer
goffer
huffer
job offer
on offer
pay offer
puffer
Shaffer
share offer
sniffer
special offer
staffer
suffer
tender offer

Synonyms and antonyms of proffer in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PROFFER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «proffer» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of proffer

Translation of «proffer» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PROFFER

Find out the translation of proffer to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of proffer from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «proffer» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

递上
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ofrecer
570 millions of speakers

English

proffer
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

proffer
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

تقدمين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Проффер
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

estender
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দিতে চাওয়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tendre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Proffer
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hinhalten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

差し出す
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

내밀다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyetop
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự dâng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இஷ்டம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आत्मसात करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

teklif
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

porgere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ofiarować
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Проффер
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

OFERI
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

προφέρω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

proffer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

proffer
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

proffer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of proffer

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PROFFER»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PROFFER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about proffer

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QUOTES WITH «PROFFER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word proffer.
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Michael Isikoff
There is simply no plausible construction of the known evidence that leaves out Novak either providing a proffer through his lawyer of what he would say if he testified or having testified directly.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PROFFER»

Discover the use of proffer in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to proffer and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Securities Enforcement Manual: Tactics and Strategies
A typical version of a proffer agreement or "Queen for a Day" letter provides that the individual will truthfully tell the prosecutor about their knowledge of facts relevant to the investigation with the assurance that statements made at the proffer ...
Richard M. Phillips, 2007
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Handbook on Antitrust Grand Jury Investigations
interested in testimony along these lines. Frequently, more than one proffer will be required. If the government is satisfied that the proffered testimony will assist the investigation, it may further require a personal interview consistent with ...
‎2002
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From Karamzin to Bunin: An Anthology of Russian Short Stories
To make the book of maximum value to students of Russian literature, Mr. Proffer provides a comprehensive, practical critical article on the style, structure, characterization, and theme of each story.
Carl R. Proffer, 1969
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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Handbook: A Practical ...
Proffer Agreements43 A proffer agreement is a written agreement providing that any statements made by a person, on a specific date, may not be used against that individual in subsequent proceedings, except that the Commission may use  ...
Robert W. Tarun, 2010
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Federal Criminal Practice
§7:44 Proffer Letter Ground rules for the proffer should be set forth in a letter drafted by the prosecutor or you, particularly describing the use to which the government may or may not put information disclosed during the proffer if a cooperation ...
Barry Boss, Edward F. Marek, 2004
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Informants and Undercover Investigations: A Practical Guide ...
Appendix. 5A: U.S.. Attorney's. Proffer. to. Informant's. Attorney. U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney Southern District of Florida United States Courthouse Miami, Florida Defense Attorney 000 Flagler Street Miami, Fla.
Dennis G. Fitzgerald, 2007
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Florida Family Law and Practice
Choose to proffer your client's testimony with the client swearing thereafter to your proffer or have prepared an affidavit of your client's testimony as direct examination. It is within the discretion of the court to accept the proffer as evidence or ...
Renee Goldenberg
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Reference Guide to Russian Literature
Proffer, Carl R. (editor). From Karamzin to Bunin: An Anthology ofRussian Short Stories, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1969. Proffer, Carl R. (editor). Russian Romantic Prose: An Anthology, Ann Arbor, Translation Press, 1979. Proffer ...
Neil Cornwell, University Prof of Russian and Comparative Literature Neil Cornwell, 2013
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The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
§ 825a.21 Form of instruments accepting gifts. (a) The instrument of acceptance usually should include: (1) Acknowledgment of receipt of the proffer of gift. (2) Brief description of the property involved, but one complete enough to make the gift ...
‎1983
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Leniency Regimes: Jurisdictional Comparisons
internal investigation and present a proffer of evidence. This period of time may vary depending on the scope, complexity and circumstances of the case. It will also vary on whether the Division has initiated an investigation. The period of time ...
‎2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PROFFER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term proffer is used in the context of the following news items.
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PDP to APC: Proffer answers to issues not insults
The party said issues of dwindling economy, escalating insecurity, abuse of power, lack of transparency and "apparent failure of governance" ... «Daily Trust, Jul 15»
2
Justices: Bulger's refusal to testify may dash retrial hopes
... or at least instructed his lawyers to proffer a sneak preview of what he wanted to say — and why they thought he was hampered from doing ... «Boston Herald, Jul 15»
3
We Can't Develop Without Discipline – Sultan
... the sultan challenged the members to discuss problems facing Nigeria including corruption and proffer solutions as a professional body. «Leadership Newspapers, Jul 15»
4
Nigeria: Experts Task Govt On Screening Newborns for Hearing Loss
... adopted, the programme has made it possible to detect very early and proffer necessary interventions for newborns who have hearing loss. «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
5
Opinion: Feeling abandoned, millennials tune out
This may be one reason you're seeing so many of the 2016 presidential candidates suddenly proffer half-baked solutions to the student-debt ... «NorthJersey.com, Jul 15»
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FCUBE saga: PPP goes to Supreme Court today
... said: “the constitutional provision on FCUBE is unambiguous and I wonder what interpretation the highest court of the land is going to proffer ... «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»
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Criminal Defense Lawyers Should be Allowed to Make Early Pleas
By that time, one loses the advantage of the early proffer, which could be substantial in federal court, with its guidelines and potentially massive ... «The Legal Intelligencer, Jul 15»
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Park & Ride Lot To Open Tuesday at Dulles Town Center
The lot is being constructed by the mall's developer, Lerner, through an in-kind proffer at a cost of $1.7 million. The schedule for the remaining ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
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2015 elections changed Nigerians' view – Uwais
... Mr. Lawrence Nwuruku, said the focus of INEC was to design and implement electoral policies and proffer solutions that would not only solve ... «The Punch, Jul 15»
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Blending bronzer helps avoid faux glow faux pas
In summertime, many women shelve their foundation and reach for beauty products that proffer a sheer, sun-kissed glow. In unpracticed hands ... «NWAOnline, Jul 15»

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