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Related to averment: Negative averment
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.]
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1. the act of averring.
2. a positive statement.
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|Noun||1.||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
testimony - an assertion offering firsthand authentication of a fact; "according to his own testimony he can't do it"
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