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Proof of a base immorality around hideout (8)

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I believe the answer is:

evidence

'proof' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'a base immorality around hideout' is the wordplay.
'a base' becomes 'e' (Euler's number - base of natural logarithms).
'immorality' becomes 'vice' (vice can mean immoral behaviour).
'around' is an insertion indicator.
'hideout' becomes 'den' (synonyms).
'vice' enclosing 'den' is 'vidence'.
'e'+'vidence'='EVIDENCE'

'of' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for evidence that I've seen before include "Facts on which to establish verdict", "grounds", "Testimony or outward sign", "Confirmation", "Testimony in a court of law".)

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