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prief (countable and uncountable, plural priefs)

  1. Obsolete form of proof.
    • 1421, Lydgate, “v. 2328”, in The Siege of Thebes: Part I[1]:
      And of her willë / sothly this was chief, That she thoughte forto mak a prief
    • 1596, Spenser, “v. 293”, in An Hymne of Heavenly Beavtie[2]:
      But late repentance through thy follies prief; Ah! ceasse to gaze on matter of thy grief:

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for prief in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)