Definition of Preif
1. a proof [n -S]
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Literary usage of Preif
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1. Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (1867)
"preif, used in a peculiar sense. Та PREP, aa To prove. Act. Audit. ... The pronunciation, preif, is still retained in Aberd. and other northern counties. ..."
2. History of the Affairs of Church and State in Scotland: From the Beginning by Robert Keith, Charles Jobson Lyon (1850)
"Scripturis, as I am be thame well able to preif, sa as it may ... ze are not hable to preif; for I proved my doctrine ..."
3. Illustrations of the Topography and Antiquities of the Shires of Aberdeen by Joseph Robertson (1847)
"... of dais to preif sufficient the said tak And ... to preif sufficiently that thai had tak and set of the landis of Masle and ..."
4. A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: Supplement by John Jamieson (1825)
"PREF, preif, s. A proof, a legal probation. ... The pronunciation, preif, is still retained ¡n Aberd. and other northern counties. ..."
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