Attested vs Unattested - What's the difference?

attested | unattested |


As adjectives the difference between attested and unattested

is that attested is proven; shown to be true with evidence while unattested is not supported by attestation, lacking supporting evidence in the form of assurance from an authority.

As a verb attested

is (attest).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

attested

English

Verb

(head)
  • (attest)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Proven; shown to be true with evidence
  • Supported with testimony
  • Certified as good, correct, or pure
  • * 1599 , , First Folio edition, Act V, Scene 1:
  • A Contract of eternall bond of loue,
    Confirm'd by mutuall ioynder of your hands,
    Atte?ted by the holy clo?e of lippes,
  • (linguistics) Of words or languages, proven to have existed by records.
  • *
  • A term should be included if it's likely that someone would run accross it and want to know what it means. This in turn leads to the somewhat more formal guideline of including a term if it is attested' and ' idiomatic .
  • * The word slæpwerig'' (sleep-weary) is attested in the Exeter Book in the form ''slæpwerigne .
  • See also

    * approved * cited * documented * proved * supported English autological terms

    unattested

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not supported by attestation, lacking supporting evidence in the form of assurance from an authority.