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Definition of "proffer" [prof•fer]

  • To offer for acceptance; tender. See Synonyms at offer. (verb-transitive)
  • The act of proffering; an offer. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "proffer" in a sentence
  • "I think that at the very least Mark Geragos or someone on his team will have to what we call proffer to the judge -- in other words, they'll have to tell the judge really what they're thinking and what's at stake here so that the judge will know this isn't just hype, this isn't just, you know, a spin on the case, that they're really close and what evidence they have to show that."
  • "Much of what this book has to proffer is indeed true."
  • "Even if they don't, prosecutors likely can get an order to keep him detained through a "proffer" -- providing evidence to the judge that would be offered by witnesses, rather than having to put an FBI agent on the stand, said Daniel C. Richman, a professor at C.lumbia Law School in New York C.ty."