certitude

[ sur-ti-tood, -tyood ]
/ ˈsɜr tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /

noun

freedom from doubt, especially in matters of faith or opinion; certainty.

Origin of certitude

1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin certitūdō, equivalent to Latin certi- (combining form of certus sure; see certain) + -tūdō -tude

Related forms

non·cer·ti·tude, nounun·cer·ti·tude, noun

Can be confused

certainty certitude
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certitude

/ (ˈsɜːtɪˌtjuːd) /

noun

confidence; certainty

Word Origin for certitude

C15: from Church Latin certitūdō, from Latin certus certain
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