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unattested

[ uhn-uh-tes-tid ]
/ ˌʌn əˈtɛs tɪd /
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adjective

not certified or confirmed; not attested: an unattested codicil to her will.
of or noting a word, phrase, usage, etc., that has not been proven to exist, especially in writing: an unattested earlier form reconstructed by linguists.

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Origin of unattested

First recorded in 1665–70; un-1 + attest + -ed2
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