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certitude

[sur-ti-tood, -tyood] /ˈsɜr tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
noun
1.
freedom from doubt, especially in matters of faith or opinion; certainty.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Late Latin certitūdō, equivalent to Latin certi- (combining form of certus sure; see certain) + -tūdō -tude
Related forms
noncertitude, noun
uncertitude, noun
Can be confused
certainty, certitude.
Synonyms
assurance, conviction, belief.
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certitude

/ˈsɜːtɪˌtjuːd/
noun
1.
confidence; certainty
Word Origin
C15: from Church Latin certitūdō, from Latin certuscertain
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Word Origin and History for un certitude

certitude

n.

early 15c., from Middle French certitude "certainty" (16c.), from Late Latin certitudinem (nominative certitudo) "that which is certain," from Latin certus "sure, certain" (see certain).

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