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  • n. One who makes an assertion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who asserts; one who avers pr maintains; an assertor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who asserts or maintains; a champion or vindicator.
  • n. One who asserts or declares; one who makes a positive declaration.
  • n. Also assertor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who claims to speak the truth


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assert +‎ -er


  • The asserter is not the reality whose unity is asserted.

    William C. Chittick, Ph.D.: Islam and the Goal of Love

  • Once tawhid is accepted as the first axiom of thought, the goal of life becomes bridging the gap between the asserter and the asserted.

    William C. Chittick, Ph.D.: Islam and the Goal of Love

  • The grammatical form of the word tawhid shows that it is an assertion on the part of an asserter.

    William C. Chittick, Ph.D.: Islam and the Goal of Love

  • Van Fraassen points out that any counterfactual has a ceteris paribus clause, but what is “being kept equal” by the asserter of the counterfactual varies from context to context.

    Beyond the Voice

  • Maniacal laughter emerges from the original asserter of nonsense….

    "Every suspicion you have about MSM being in the tank for O is true."

  • On the other hand, if anyone asserts, for instance, that Peter exists, without knowing whether Peter really exists or not, the assertion, as far as its asserter is concerned, is false, or not true, even though Peter actually does exist.

    On the Improvement of the Understanding

  • Purge your opinions so that nothing cleave to you of the things which are not your own, that nothing grow to you, that nothing give you pain when it is torn from you; and say, while you are daily exercising yourself as you do there, not that you are philosophizing, for this is an arrogant expression, but that you are presenting an asserter of freedom: for this is really freedom.

    The Discourses of Epictetus

  • But he who wants to prove to the asserter of opposites that he is wrong must get from him an admission which shall be identical with the principle that the same thing cannot be and not be at one and the same time, but shall not seem to be identical; for thus alone can his thesis be demonstrated to the man who asserts that opposite statements can be truly made about the same subject.


  • (_Memoirs_, p. 71; published by Roxburghe Club, 1895) he was accounted "one of the greatest orators in England and a good common lawyer; a firm asserter of the prerogative of the crown and jurisdiction of the church; a tall, thin, black man, splenatick."

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"

  • Like Knox and Wicliffe, Huss and Luther, Mr. Mazzini is no maker of ephemeral arrangements and compromises; but like them he is the uncompromising asserter of principles, and the creator of a national sentiment, that will in time give law to the makers of such arrangements.

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851


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