avouchment


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a·vouch

 (ə-vouch′)
tr.v. a·vouched, a·vouch·ing, a·vouch·es
1. To declare the provable truth or validity of; affirm: She avouched that she herself was innocent.
2. To corroborate or confirm; vouch for: Has this report been avouched?
3. To accept responsibility for (an action, for example); acknowledge.
4. To avow; confess.

[Middle English avouchen, to cite as a warrant, from Old French avochier, from Latin advocāre, to summon; see advocate.]

a·vouch′ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.avouchment - a statement asserting the existence or the truth of somethingavouchment - a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
assertion, asseveration, averment - a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
reaffirmation, reassertion - renewed affirmation
professing, profession - an open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion; "a profession of disagreement"
affirmative - a reply of affirmation; "he answered in the affirmative"
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Government runs on avouchment, and Indian government's avouchment has ended.
missionary clout occurred when Secretary of State John Quincy Adams supplied avouchment letters directly from Fisk and Pliny, prior to departure for the Middle East.