[ prot-uh-stey-shuh n, proh-tuh-, -te- ]
/ ˌprɒt əˈsteɪ ʃən, ˌproʊ tə-, -tɛ- /


the act of protesting or affirming.
a solemn or earnest declaration or affirmation.
formal expression or declaration of objection, dissent, or disapproval; protest.

Origin of protestation

1300–50; Middle English protestacio(u)n < Late Latin prōtestātiōn- (stem of prōtestātiō) declaration. See protest, -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM protestation

non·prot·es·ta·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for protestation

/ (ˌprəʊtɛsˈteɪʃən) /


the act of protesting
something protested about
a strong declaration
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