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Latin protervitas, from protervus forward, bold, impudent, flighty (probably alteration of protervus, from pro- forward + -ptervus —akin to Greek petesthai to fly) + -itas -ity
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“Protervity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protervity. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.
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