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Dubitation

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Dubitátion. n.s. [dubitatio, Latin.] The act of doubting; doubt.

Many of the ancients denied the antipodes; but the experience of our enlarged navigation can now assert them beyond all dubitation. Brown's Vulgar Errours, b. i. c. 7.

Dubitation may be called a negative perception; that is, when I perceive that what I see, is not what I would see. Grew.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204) · Grew, Nehemiah (36)

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