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attestation

[at-e-stey-shuh n] /ˌæt ɛˈsteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act of attesting.
2.
an attesting declaration; testimony; evidence.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; (< Middle French) < Latin attestātiōn- (stem of attestātiō). See attest, -ation
Related forms
attestative
[uh-tes-tuh-tiv] /əˈtɛs tə tɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
nonattestation, noun
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  • They cross-examined the saints for their attestation of miracle and prophecy, but omitted to discover the secret of their life.
  • After all, if those bankers are lying after signing an attestation, then they could go to jail.
  • The attestation must be signed by the applicant requesting a temporary license.
Word Origin and History for attestation
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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