attestative

attestation

[at-e-stey-shuhn]
noun
1.
an act of attesting.
2.
an attesting declaration; testimony; evidence.

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

attestative [uh-tes-tuh-tiv] , adjective
nonattestation, noun
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attestation
1540s, from Fr. attestation, from L. attestationem (nom. attestatio), noun of action from attestatus, pp. of attestari (see attest).
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