Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of averring; affirmation; positive assertion.
- n. Verification; establishment by evidence. Bacon.
- n. In law, an allegation or statement as a fact: commonly used of statements in a pleading which the party thereby professes to be ready to prove.
- n. The act of averring, or that which is averred; positive assertion.
- n. verification; establishment by evidence.
- n. A positive statement of facts; an allegation; an offer to justify or prove what is alleged.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of averring, or that which is averred; affirmation; positive assertion.
- n. Verification; establishment by evidence.
- n. (Law) A positive statement of facts; an allegation; an offer to justify or prove what is alleged.
- n. a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
- From Old French averrement, averement, from averer (Modern French avérer). (Wiktionary)
“And the two kings died around 731-732 B.C. So the fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy in 7:14 took place close to 800 years before Jesus was even born, conclusively negating Matthew's averment that Isaiah's prophecy pertained to the virgin birth of Jesus.”
“Once again, the affidavits submitted in all these cases recite the averment that Plaintiff is the owner of the Note and Mortgage, without any mention of an assignment or trust or successor interest.”
“An averment that the blockade was lawful is likely to get short shrift in any Court potentially having jurisdiction other than in Israel.”
“That is a positive averment or is concealment when one is under a duty to disclose;”
“The averment of the Emperor, he being uninitiated, would not have so much weight in our counsels as that of one of the meanest of these officials.”
“This last averment was a slight alteration in point of fact, for”
“However, in many places you have pleased me: but no-where more than when you recollect my averment (without contradicting it; which is a rarity!) “that a woman out of wedlock is half use-less to the end of her being.””
“I see by thy solemn averment [I had not yet averred it,] what credit ought to be given to all the rest.”
“But, remember, if there be not, and thou avowest that there is, what further condemnation attends to thy averment, if it be as solemn as I require it to be!”
“But you proceed with a kind of drawback upon your averment, as if recollection had given you a doubt — you know not yourself, if they be [so much engaged].”
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