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counterproof (plural counterproofs)
- (printing) The inverted image of an original proof.
- (logic) A proof that contradicts a given statement.
2001, Linda Dégh, Legend and Belief: Dialectics of a Folklore Genre, page 4:
- It seems that ghosts and legendary encounters in general thrive under the protection of law because their extranormal statements and implications require proof and provoke the less convincing counterproof.