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attestation

[ at-e-stey-shuhn ]
/ ˌæt ɛˈsteɪ ʃən /
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noun

an act of attesting.
an attesting declaration; testimony; evidence.

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Origin of attestation

1540–50; (<Middle French ) <Latin attestātiōn- (stem of attestātiō). See attest, -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM attestation

at·tes·ta·tive [uh-tes-tuh-tiv], /əˈtɛs tə tɪv/, adjectivenon·at·tes·ta·tion, noun
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