Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In civil law. evidence entitled to some weight, but insufficient as foundation for a sentence or decree.

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Examples

  • Let the bagels sit about 10 minutes, they should rise slightly technically, they should rise 1/4 volume or ‘half-proof.’

    Bagelicious

  • And half-proof pales beside irrefutable proof of guilt and innocence.

    The Holy Thief

  • Admonitions may be either paternal or legal (canonical), If the grounds are such as to produce a serious likelihood, or half-proof, they will suffice for a paternal admonition, which is administered after the following manner: The prelate either personally or through a confidential delegate informs the suspected person of what has been said about him, without mentioning the source of information, and without threat, but urges amendment.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • The assumed half-proof is strengthened, first, by the contumacy of the suspect; secondly, by his confession of the charge in question.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

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