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  • noun Obsolete form of steadfastness.

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From Middle English stedfastnes, stedfastnesse ("firmness of purpose; fortitude; loyalty, fidelity; strength, boldness, courage"), from Old English stedefæstnes ("constancy"); equivalent to stedfast +‎ -ness.

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