Search Result for "protestation":
1. a formal and solemn declaration of objection;
- Example: "they finished the game under protest to the league president"
- Example: "the senator rose to register his protest"
- Example: "the many protestations did not stay the execution"
[syn: protest, protestation]
2. a strong declaration of protest;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Protestation \Prot`es*ta"tion\, n. [L. protestatio: cf. F. protestation. See Protest.] 1. The act of making a protest; a public avowal; a solemn declaration, especially of dissent. " The protestation of our faith." --Latimer. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) Formerly, a declaration in common-law pleading, by which the party interposes an oblique allegation or denial of some fact, protesting that it does or does not exist, and at the same time avoiding a direct affirmation or denial. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
protestation n 1: a formal and solemn declaration of objection; "they finished the game under protest to the league president"; "the senator rose to register his protest"; "the many protestations did not stay the execution" [syn: protest, protestation] 2: a strong declaration of protestMoby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
104 Moby Thesaurus words for "protestation": affirmance, affirmation, alibi, allegation, announcement, annunciation, apology, assertion, asseveration, averment, avouchment, avowal, beef, bitch, blind, boycott, challenge, cloak, color, complaint, compunction, conclusion, cover, cover story, cover-up, creed, declaration, demonstration, demur, demurrer, device, dictum, enunciation, exception, excuse, expostulation, facade, feint, front, gloss, grievance, grievance committee, guise, handle, howl, indignation meeting, ipse dixit, kick, lame excuse, locus standi, manifesto, march, mask, nonviolent protest, objection, ostensible motive, picketing, poor excuse, position, position paper, positive declaration, predicate, predication, pretense, pretension, pretext, proclamation, profession, pronouncement, proposition, protest, protest demonstration, public motive, put-off, qualm, rally, refuge, remonstrance, remonstration, say, say-so, saying, screen, scruple, semblance, sham, show, sit-in, smoke screen, squawk, stalking-horse, stance, stand, statement, stratagem, strike, subterfuge, teach-in, trick, utterance, varnish, veil, vouch, wordBouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
PROTESTATION. An asseveration made by taking God to witness. A protestation is a form of asseveration which approaches very nearly to an oath. Wolff, Inst. Sec. 375.