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attestation

[at-e-stey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. an act of attesting.
  2. an attesting declaration; testimony; evidence.
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Origin of attestation

1540–50; (< Middle French) < Latin attestātiōn- (stem of attestātiō). See attest, -ation
Related formsat·tes·ta·tive [uh-tes-tuh-tiv] /əˈtɛs tə tɪv/, adjectivenon·at·tes·ta·tion, noun
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n.

mid-15c., from Middle French attestation and directly from Latin attestationem (nominative attestatio) "an attesting, testimony," noun of action from past participle stem of attestari "to prove, confirm" (see attest).

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