Protestation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌprɑːtəˈsteɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word protestation
Brit.  |ˌprɒtɪˈsteɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word protestation
- a formal and solemn declaration of objection (syn: protest)
the many protestations did not stay the execution
- a strong declaration of protest

Examples

Despite his protestations to the contrary, he appears to be guilty.

...the governor went on television to make a passionate protestation of his innocence in the bribery scandal...

the many protestations did not stay the execution

Word forms

noun
singular: protestation
plural: protestations
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