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Definition of protestation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

protestation

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌprɑt̮əˈsteɪʃn//
 
, NAmE//ˌproʊt̮əˈsteɪʃn//
 
[countable, uncountable] (formal)
 
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a strong statement that something is true, especially when other people do not believe you She repeated her protestation of innocence. Despite his protestation to the contrary, he was extremely tired.
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