attestation

noun
at·​tes·​ta·​tion | \ ˌa-ˌte-ˈstā-shən How to pronounce attestation (audio) , ˌa-tə-ˈstā-\
plural attestations

Definition of attestation

1 : an act or instance of attesting something: such as
a : a proving of the existence of something through evidence … a complete and formal attestation of your innocence.— Edward Bulwer-Lytton
b : an official verification of something as true or authentic the notary's attestation of the will
2 : the proof or evidence by which something (such as the usage of a word) is attested the earliest attestation of the term in print

First Known Use of attestation

1560, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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