Definition of proferens in English:

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Pronunciation: /prəˈfɛrɛnz/

noun (plural proferentes /ˌprɒfəˈrɛntiːz/)

The party which proposes or adduces a contract or a condition in a contract.
Example sentences
  • Lord Fraser at page 173 also said that he did not see how a clause can ‘expressly’ exempt or indemnify the proferens against his own negligence unless it contains the word negligence or some synonym for it.
  • The reason for imposing such standards on these clauses is the inherent improbability that the other party to a contract including such a clause intended to release the proferens from a liability that would otherwise fall upon him.
  • It is common ground that the proferens here is the respondent.


Latin, literally 'uttering'.

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