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protestation

[prot-uh-stey-shuh n, proh-tuh-, -te-] /ˌprɒt əˈsteɪ ʃən, ˌproʊ tə-, -tɛ-/
noun
1.
the act of protesting or affirming.
2.
a solemn or earnest declaration or affirmation.
3.
formal expression or declaration of objection, dissent, or disapproval; protest.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English protestacio(u)n < Late Latin prōtestātiōn- (stem of prōtestātiō) declaration. See protest, -ation
Related forms
nonprotestation, noun
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  • She kneels, and makes show of protestation unto him.
  • Request for a redress of grievances and protestation of innocence.
British Dictionary definitions for protestation

protestation

/ˌprəʊtɛsˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of protesting
2.
something protested about
3.
a strong declaration
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Word Origin and History for protestation
n.

mid-14c., "affirmation;" late 14c., "avowal, declaration, assertion," from Old French protestacion "protest, protestation" (13c.) and directly from Latin protestationem (nominative protestatio) "a declaration, protestation," noun of action from past participle stem of protestari (see protest (n.)).

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