Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To bring into doubt; to cause to be doubted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not questioned or doubtful; evident; certain.
  • transitive v. To bring into doubt; to cause to be doubted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cause to be doubted; bring into doubt.
  • Undoubted; evident; certain.

Etymologies

Latin indubitatus, past participle of indubitare; prefix in- in + dubitare to doubt. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The magnanimous and most illustrate king Cophetua set eye upon the pernicious and indubitate beggar

    Love’s Labour ’s Lost

  • Tenent itaque indubitate, quod beata Maria Iesum peperit, et concepit virgo manens intacta, ac libentèr loqui audiunt de incarnatione in ipsa facta per annunciationem Gabrielis Archangeli.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Tenent itaque indubitate, quod beata Maria Iesum peperit, et concepit virgo manens intacta, ac libent鑢 loqui audiunt de incarnatione in ipsa facta per annunciationem Gabrielis Archangeli.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • The magnanimous and most illustrate king Cophetua set eye upon the pernicious and indubitate beggar Zenelophon, and he it was that might rightly say veni, vidi, vici; which to anatomize in the vulgar—O base and obscure vulgar!

    Act IV. Scene I. Love’s Labour’s Lost

  • Igitur si ex idololatria universam spectaculorum paraturam constare constiterit, indubitate praeiudicatum erit etiam ad spectacula pertinere renuntiationis nostrae testimonium in lavacro, quae diabolo et pompae et angelis eius sint mancipata, scil. per idololatriam.

    The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries

  • Philip, who resembled his father so closely that Morris called him "his heir indubitate," looked, at the moment, the older of the two.

    The Conqueror

  • 'The magnanimous and most illustrate King _Cophetua_, set eye upon the pernicious and indubitate beggar _Zenelophon_.

    The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded

  • * Oderit rixas et jurgia, praesertimque inter eruditos, ac turpe esse dicebat, viros indubitate doctos canina rabie famam vicissim suam rodere ac lacerare scriptis trucibus, tanquam vilissimos de plebe cerdones in angiportis sese luto ac stercore conspurcantes.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. I.

  • And a thing that we say is indubitate fidei, of undoubted faith and certainty: we mean by it indubitande, that ought not to be doubted, or that there is no reason why it should be doubted.

    The Whole Works of the Rev. John Howe, M.A. with a Memoir of the Author. Vol. VI.

  • Worcester, a person every way qualified for the high dignity he was invested with, and of a most excelling judgment in all points of human and divine literature; who though, in his preface to his Vindication of the Trinity, quotes this sentence against the manner of the treatment the two antagonists gave each other; viz. Oderit rixas et jurgia, praesertimque inter eruditos, ac turpe esse dicebat, viros indubitate doctos canina rabie famam vicissim suam rodere ac lacerare scriptis trucibus, tanquam vilissimos de plebe cerdones in angiportis sese luto ac stercore conspurcantes.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. I.

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  • "My gracious Lord, I heartily do wish,
    That God had lent you an heir indubitate,
    Which might have set upon your royal throne,
    When fates should loose the prison of your life,
    By whose succession all this doubt might cease;
    And as by you, by him we might have peace."
    - anon., 'King Leir'.

    October 25, 2008