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Probation, 1) proof: “what he with his oath and all p. will make up full clear,” Meas. V, 157. “passed in p. with you, how you were borne in hand,” Mcb. III, 1, 80. “of the truth herein this present object made p.” Hml. I, 1, 156. “that the p. bear no hinge nor loop to hang a doubt on,” Oth. III, 3, 365. “which for more p. I can with ease produce,” Cymb. V, 5, 362.
2) examination, trial: “I, in p. of a sisterhood,” Meas. V, 72 (== the year of noviciate). “that suffers under p.” Tw. II, 5, 142.
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