Cer·tain·ty n.; pl. Certainties
1. The quality, state, or condition, of being certain.
The certainty of punishment is the truest security against crimes.
2. A fact or truth unquestionable established.
Certainties are uninteresting and sating. --Landor.
3. Law Clearness; freedom from ambiguity; lucidity.
Of a certainty, certainly.
n 1: the state of being certain; "his certainty reassured the
others" [ant: doubt]
2: something that is certain; "his victory is a certainty"
[syn: sure thing, foregone conclusion] [ant: uncertainty]