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The action of bearing witness.
The evidence by which something is attested.

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"Attestation" Quotes from Famous Books

... into a secret, sullen irritation. These were words she loved for herself: it was but lately she had learned so to prize them. Her eyes were as bright as a deer's! Had not some one protested this, with a good round rural oath as attestation? Her hair on the back of her head, and its shape to the nape of her neck, were so beautiful—she had never seen it: how could she say it wasn't? Her chin and her throat—well, if people could think snow was a prettier white, he wouldn't give much for their head-stuffin'. ...
— The Mystery of Witch-Face Mountain and Other Stories • Charles Egbert Craddock

... licentiate and for agregation. The Faculties have not been able to escape the obligation of helping them in this "preparation." But, twenty years ago, examinations were still conceived in accordance with ancient formulae. The licentiate was an attestation of advanced secondary study, a kind of "higher baccalaureate"; for the agregation in the classes of history and geography (which became the real licentia docendi), the candidates were required to ...
— Introduction to the Study of History • Charles V. Langlois

... volumes in attestation of the religion she professed, of the Saviour she adored? That young fair being, surrounded by all that makes life happy; friends who loved, a husband who idolized, children who clung to her; with a heart full of love and sympathy for all, rejoicing with those who rejoiced, and weeping with those ...
— Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing • T. S. Arthur

... conversation, dated Aug. 14, 1739, which conclude with these words, (which I added that if we should both have died that night, the world might not have lost this edifying and affecting history, or have wanted any attestation of it I was capable of giving): "N.B. I have written down this account with all the exactness I am capable of, and could safely take an oath of it as to the truth of every circumstance, to the best of my remembrance, as the colonel related it to me a ...
— The Life of Col. James Gardiner - Who Was Slain at the Battle of Prestonpans, September 21, 1745 • P. Doddridge

... innocence, when the Donagh was presented and the figure of Christ and the Twelve Apostles displayed in the solemn tracery of its carving, they exhibited symptoms of fear. With trembling hands they touched the Donagh, and with trembling lips kissed the crucifix, in attestation of their guiltlessness of the charge with which they ...
— The Hedge School; The Midnight Mass; The Donagh • William Carleton

... which wise men have told from their fathers and have not hid it. A proverb thus orally transmitted not only gains in beauty of form but also in authority, for it is constantly being tested in the laboratory of real life and receives the silent attestation of thousands of men and ...
— The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament • Charles Foster Kent

Words linked to "Attestation" :   testimony, jurisprudence, law, attest, evidence

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