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tr.v. a·verred, a·ver·ring, a·vers
1. To affirm positively; declare: "Liberal politicians ... found it necessary to aver that they were in favor of rigid economy in public spending too" (John Kenneth Galbraith).
2. Law To assert formally as a fact.

[Middle English averren, from Old French averer, from Vulgar Latin *advērāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin vērus, true; see wērə-o- in Indo-European roots.]

a·ver′ment n.
a·ver′ra·ble adj.


(əˈvɜr mənt)

1. the act of averring.
2. a positive statement.
[1400–50; late Middle English averrement < Middle French. See aver, -ment]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.averment - a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)averment - a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
declaration - a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
claim - an assertion of a right (as to money or property); "his claim asked for damages"
claim - an assertion that something is true or factual; "his claim that he was innocent"; "evidence contradicted the government's claims"
accusation, charge - an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
contention - a point asserted as part of an argument
ipse dixit, ipsedixitism - an unsupported dogmatic assertion
affirmation, avouchment, avowal - a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
testimony - an assertion offering firsthand authentication of a fact; "according to his own testimony he can't do it"
disaffirmation, denial - the act of asserting that something alleged is not true


The act of asserting positively:
References in classic literature ?
He moreover averred, and M'Tavish corroborated his averment by certificate, that he proposed an arrangement to that gentleman, by which the furs were to be sent to Canton, and sold there at Mr.
As none such is on record, it is safe to assume that none existed Tradition,--which sometimes brings down truth that history has let slip, but is oftener the wild babble of the time, such as was formerly spoken at the fireside and now congeals in newspapers,--tradition is responsible for all contrary averments.
Some others are even brazen in their own averment that former Governors Oni and Fayemi could not win the election for the APC in Ekiti.
The committee is under no compulsion to file the impeachment information where the members sitting as a whole are not convinced that the evidence of lawyer Lorenzo Gadon prop up the averment under his complaint.
lies peculiarly within the knowledge of the other party, the averment is
This paper will be used for advancement of coastal border averment.
a false or fraudulent claim for payment or approval,'" the relator "must include an averment that a false or fraudulent claim for payment or approval has been submitted to the government.
The Duke made no averment that Mr Ronald was involved in the theft or was a party to the withholding of the painting thereafter.
These findings are consistent with Abdullah's (2001) and Tafarodi & Smith (2001) averment that Malaysians despised assertive behavior and preferred more relationship-based approaches and choose understanding and cooperation than dissension.
Contrary to claims of the defense lawyers that the changes are substantial and require re-investigation, the graft court pointed out that amendments are merely formal and not prohibited under the Revised Rules of Court since, under accepted jurisprudence, these do not change the nature of the crime, does not call for a higher penalty, does not affect the essence of the offense, or cause surprise or deprive the accused the opportunity to meet the new averment.
6(10) of insurance Ordinance 2000 for providing false information pertaining to the place of incorporation and paid up capital of the parent companyAuthority being not satisfied with the reply given by the appellant in response to show- cause notice issued to him and the averment made before him passed impugned order and imposed penalty of Rs.
The facts as they stand showed Modi - who made the averment while seeking a debate on Kashmir's special status under Article 370 - as being ignoramus of the ground reality.