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predication (n.)

early 14c., from Old French predicacion (12c.) and directly from Medieval Latin predicationem, from Latin praedicationem (nominative praedicatio) "a foretelling, prediction," noun of action from past participle stem of praedicare (see predicate (n.)).

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Definitions of predication from WordNet

predication (n.)
(logic) a declaration of something self-evident; something that can be assumed as the basis for argument;
Synonyms: postulation
From wordnet.princeton.edu