Definition of diffidation
: a renunciation of faith or allegiance : formal severing of peaceful relations
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Origin and Etymology of diffidation
Medieval Latin diffidation-, diffidatio, from diffidatus (past participle of diffidare to renounce one's vassalage, renounce friendship, from Latin dif- —from dis-—+ fides faith) + Latin -ion-, -io -ion — more at faith
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