attestation

[ɐtɪstˈe͡ɪʃən], [ɐtɪstˈe‍ɪʃən], [ɐ_t_ɪ_s_t_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]

Definitions of attestation:

  1.   Act of attesting. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   The act of attesting; testimony. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   The act of certifying; testimony given on oath, or by official declaration. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   The act of bearing witness to; putting a name to a writing in order to show it to be authentic. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   The act of attesting or certifying as a witness or officially. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for attestation:

  1. At any rate, he remarked that this family vault was uncommonly hot, and perhaps, if it pleased her Majesty, as he called Maqueda, we might take the rest of the deceased gentlemen as read, like a recruit's attestation questions. ” – Queen Sheba's Ring by H. Rider Haggard
  2. Whatever were his faults- and his impetuous temper betrayed him into many- of this dark crime- though I have not even his own word of attestation I dare pronounce him innocent. ” – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  3. Isabelle turned her beautiful eyes, wet with tears, upon de Sigognac, and read in those of her true and faithful lover that he had not waited for the solemn attestation in extremis," of the Duke of Vallombreuse to believe in the perfect purity of her whom he adored. ” – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  4. We find the devout Maries designing a laborious, chargeable, and perhaps hazardous respect, to his corpse; and accordingly it is a memorable attestation Christ gives to their piety by making them the first witnesses of his resurrection, the prime evangelists to proclaim those glad tidings, and, as a learned man speaks, apostles to the apostles. ” – Woman: Man's Equal by Thomas Webster
  5. We were much more serious than the Pendletons, but, paradoxically enough, there was that weakness in our state of our being able to make no such attestation of it. ” – A Small Boy and Others by Henry James
  6. The Cluniacs put the books in charge of the precentor, who is to be called also armarius, and they prescribe an annual audit of them, with the assignment of a single volume to each brother, on the security of a written attestation of the fact. ” – The Care of Books by John Willis Clark
  7. There could have been no greater attestation to the power displayed by Mr. Furnival than Mr. Mason's countenance as he left the court on that evening. ” – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  8. That statement is distinct and needs no comment here, but may receive further notice when we shall adduce the attestation of other personal witnesses to its actual truth. ” – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  9. His vast collection of materials in attestation of Theism may have been valuable chiefly as a curiosity; but the man himself was all of one piece, genuine through and through. ” – Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890 by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  10. Father Benwell added his attestation – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins

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