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Certainties Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Certainty \Cer"tain*ty\, n.; pl. Certainties. [OF. certainet['e].]
  1. The quality, state, or condition, of being certain. The certainty of punishment is the truest security against crimes. --Fisher Ames.
  2. A fact or truth unquestionable established. Certainties are uninteresting and sating. --Landor.
  3. (Law) Clearness; freedom from ambiguity; lucidity. Of a certainty, certainly.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Certainties'

  • Three certainties: The three certainties refer to a rule within English trusts law on the creation of express trusts that, to be valid, the trust ...

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* Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity... - Vaclav Havel

* I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for the truth and truth rewarded me. - Simone de Beauvoir

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