un certitude


[sur-ti-tood, -tyood]
freedom from doubt, especially in matters of faith or opinion; certainty.

1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin certitūdō, equivalent to Latin certi- (combining form of certus sure; see certain) + -tūdō -tude

noncertitude, noun
uncertitude, noun

certainty, certitude.

assurance, conviction, belief.
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certitude (ˈsɜːtɪˌtjuːd)
confidence; certainty
[C15: from Church Latin certitūdō, from Latin certuscertain]

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Word Origin & History

early 15c., from M.Fr. certitude "certainty," from L.L. certitudo "that which is certain," from L. certus (see certain).
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