certainty

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Middle English surety, from Anglo-Norman certeinté, from Old French certeineté, from Vulgar Latin *certanitas, from Latin certus

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certainty (countable and uncountable, plural certainties)

  1. The state of being certain.
    • Fisher Ames
      The certainty of punishment is the truest security against crimes.
  2. An instance of being certain.
  3. A fact or truth unquestionably established.
    • Landor
      Certainties are uninteresting and sating.

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