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Averment   Listen

A declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary).  Synonyms: assertion, asseveration.

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"Averment" Quotes from Famous Books

... affirmance, affirmation; statement, allegation, assertion, predication, declaration, word, averment; confirmation. asseveration, adjuration, swearing, oath, affidavit; deposition &c (record) 551; avouchment; assurance; protest, protestation; profession; acknowledgment &c (assent) 488; legal pledge, pronouncement; solemn averment, solemn avowal, solemn declaration. ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... was taken contrary to the wish and against the consent of her parents. On the contrary, the evidence, he urged, showed that the father was a willing party. Under the second section, it was contended that the prisoner could not be held, as there was no averment that the girl was of previous chaste character. Judge Westbrook, a brief counter argument having been made by Mr. Dana, held that the points of Mr. Howe were well taken, ...
— Women and the Alphabet • Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Words linked to "Averment" :   denial, ipse dixit, declaration, accusation, ipsedixitism, testimony, affirmation, avouchment, contention, claim, charge, aver, disaffirmation, avowal

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