[prot-uh-stey-shuhn, proh-tuh-, -te-]
the act of protesting or affirming.
a solemn or earnest declaration or affirmation.
formal expression or declaration of objection, dissent, or disapproval; protest.

1300–50; Middle English protestacio(u)n < Late Latin prōtestātiōn- (stem of prōtestātiō) declaration. See protest, -ation

nonprotestation, noun Unabridged
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protestation (ˌprəʊtɛsˈteɪʃən)
1.  the act of protesting
2.  something protested about
3.  a strong declaration

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Example sentences
And his stubbornness seems to have undone the peace talks, despite his
But his protestations of anger were still unwise, for a few reasons.
Despite official protestations to the contrary, and despite regulatory changes
  recently implemented, some of them still do.
All protestations to the contrary, he is on top of everything, a posture that
  mutes the play's dark humor.
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