desprover (1213)

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desprover (1213)

[ FEW: 9,406b probare; Gdf: 2,636c desprover; GdfC: ; TL: 2,1716 desprover; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  disprove v.; MED:  dispreven v.; DMLBS: ]
desprouver,  despruver;  deprover,  deprouver;  disprover  

v.a.

1to negate, deny the validity of
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  veirement ceste raison Ne porreit desprover nuls om  113va
( MS: c.1300 )  tut pout par un mot lur mensunges deprover  498.11
2lawto disprove
( 1317 )  vostre dit ne desprove mye lor dit  Ed II xxii 141
( 1318 )  Desprovez qe le brief ne gist entre seygnur et tenaunt mes entre tenauntz qe sount de une condicioun  Ed II xxii 325
( 1319 )  sumes a desprover vostre pleynte, q’est defectif en ly mesme  Ed II xxv 34
3lawto annul as being false
( 1310 )  depus q’en la fyn n’ad nul parole qe esteint le dreit en la persone nostre auncestre ne ne desprove nostre action  Ed II iii 175
( 1317 )  issint desprove vostre bref et count vostre accioun et prove sa tenance dreyturele  Ed II xxii 76
( 1345 )  par cas unqes ne vint le cas d’estray devant ore, par quei la nounseisine ne toud ne desprove nostre fraunchise  19 Ed III 121

v.refl.

1to prove not to be
( 1323-25 )  queux defendours en tant se desproverent mes amis  157
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