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  • noun Plural form of attestation.


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  • The link to the transmission of harm instigated by spirit forces is noted in attestations outside of these languages.

    Societies, Religion, and History: Central East Tanzanians and the World They Created, c. 200 BCE to 1800 CE

  • Therefore those they call attestations and counter-attestations are nothing to the sense, but are concerned only with opinion.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • One of these attestations is still extant; and the emperor Cantacuzene, the protector of his adversaries, is forced to allow, that Euclid, Aristotle, and Plato, were familiar to that profound and subtle logician.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • I do perceive that if I should proceed with the same kind of attestations unto the doctrine of all the chapters in the ensuing discourse, this preface would be drawn forth unto a greater length than was ever designed unto it, or is convenient for it.


  • For definitions, etymologies, and attestations of words in French, my source was Le Trésor de la Langue Française informatisé, an online dictionary of the Centre National de Ressources Textuelles et Lexicales.

    The English Is Coming!

  • But curiously, the current findings locate the first attestations of jazz not in the field of music, or even in the historic epicenter of jazz music, New Orleans.

    The English Is Coming!

  • For standard definitions of words, etymologies, and attestations, I have generally relied on a handful of authoritative reference works.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Sylvie-Anne Goldberg presents some surviving attestations of the danse macabre in Jewish sources: Les deux rives du Yabbok: la maladie et la mort dans le judaïsme ashkénaze Paris: Editions du Cerf, 1989, 182–85.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • In that case, the Supreme Court held that “the judiciary must treat the attestations of ‘the two houses, through their presiding officers’ as ‘conclusive evidence that a bill was passed by Congress.’”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Would “Deem & Pass” Survive Judicial Review?

  • What would be necessary for the courts to look behind the attestations of the Speaker and the President pro tempore?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Balkin on the “Slaughter Solution”


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