What does the word protestation mean?

Usage examples for protestation

  1. Making this protestation, I refuse all revolutionary tribunals, where men have been put to death for no other reason than that they had obtained favors from the crown. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  2. I know that school of protestation. – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  3. " My dear Sir Thomas- my dear Sir Thomas," said the lawyer, in a voice full of protestation; " I really cannot sit here and listen to you calling my cousin a blackguard." – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn