constatation

noun
con·​sta·​ta·​tion | \ ˌkänztəˈtāshən, -n(t)stəˈ- \
plural -s

Definition of constatation

: basic assumption : assertion the mere constatation that a century and a half ago the family counted for much more than it does now— F. R. Leavis

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History and Etymology for constatation

French, from constater + -ation

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“Constatation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/constatation. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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