- freedom from doubt, especially in matters of faith or opinion; certainty.
Origin of certitude
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Examples from the Web for certitude
Successful politicians seek to marry a triumvirate of charisma, certitude, and leadership.The Ugly Truth About Ugly Politicians
July 26, 2014
And again it is his worldview that gives him the certitude to preach these lies to millions on a daily basis.Republicans: Check Your Premises
November 9, 2012
Despite his hunch that aid would be substantial each year, the IDF would not have certitude to plan on.Rick Perry's Dangerous Israel Gaffe
November 13, 2011
At first, Weiner wasn't even able to say "with certitude" whether or not the photo in question was of him.The Week in Weiner Comedy
The Daily Beast Video
June 11, 2011
When Russert asked him to confirm that the picture didn't show him, he replied, "I can't say with certitude."Anthony Weiner Photo Scandal: Rep. Says Picture Could Be Him
The Daily Beast
June 1, 2011
Since then his slenderness has developed into plumpness and his hope into certitude.
I had had the presentiment of this, but the certitude of it now caused me intense grief.
Our main hope lies just in the certitude that he must come to town sooner or later.Within the Tides
This certitude would have made her put up with worse torments.Chance
I had the certitude that this mother, refused in her heart to give her son up after all.Under Western Eyes
- confidence; certainty
Word Origin and History for certitude
early 15c., from Middle French certitude "certainty" (16c.), from Late Latin certitudinem (nominative certitudo) "that which is certain," from Latin certus "sure, certain" (see certain).