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dubitation

[doo-bi-tey-shuh n, dyoo-] /ˌdu bɪˈteɪ ʃən, ˌdyu-/
noun, Archaic.
1.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English (< Middle French, Old French) < Latin dubitātiōn- (stem of dubitātiō), equivalent to dubitāt(us), past participle of dubitāre (dubit- doubt + -ātus -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for dubitation

dubitation

/ˌdjuːbɪˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
another word for doubt
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Word Origin and History for dubitation
n.

mid-15c., from Middle French dubitation (13c.), from Latin dubitationem (nominative dubitatio) "uncertainty, doubt," noun of state from past participle stem of dubitare "to waver in opinion, be uncertain, doubt, question" (related to dubius "uncertain;" see dubious).

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