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protestation

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noun pro·tes·ta·tion \ˌprä-təs-ˈtā-shən, ˌprō-, -ˌtes-\

Simple Definition of protestation

  • : a strong statement that something is true when other people do not believe it is true

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of protestation

  1. :  the act of protesting :  a solemn declaration or avowal

Examples of protestation in a sentence

  1. Despite his protestations to the contrary, he appears to be guilty.

  2. <the governor went on television to make a passionate protestation of his innocence in the bribery scandal>



14th Century

First Known Use of protestation

14th century


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