from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See asserter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who asserts or avers; one who maintains or vindicates a claim or a right; an affirmer, supporter, or vindicator; a defender; an asserter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who asserts or avers.
  • noun One who supports, affirms, defends, or vindicates; a champion


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  • With a swifter pace than his half-pay leisure usually encouraged, or than his habitual dignity permitted, Captain MacTurk cleared the ground betwixt the Spring and its gay vicinity, and the ruins of the Aultoun, where reigned our friend Meg Dods, the sole assertor of its ancient dignities.

    Saint Ronan's Well 2008

  • It is, preventively, the assertor of its own rights; or remedially, their avenger.

    The Great Experiment Strobe Talbott 2008

  • For Wittgenstein, by contrast, the analysis shows that the assertor never was ontologically committed to the complex [aRb] by an utterance of “[aRb] exists.”

    Wittgenstein's Logical Atomism Proops, Ian 2007

  • What this shows is that the two theories relieve the assertor of ontological commitments of quite different kinds.

    Wittgenstein's Logical Atomism Proops, Ian 2007

  • He appears to have become a convert to the doctrine of the Quakers, or Friends, and a great assertor of their peculiar tenets.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian 2007

  • Hume then goes on quietly to take it for granted that the miracles to which consent is asked in like manner contradict the testimony of the senses of him to whom they appeal is made; whereas, in fact, the assertor of the miracles does not pretend that he who denies them has ever seen them, or had the opportunity of seeing them.

    Rogers on Hume on Tillotson against Transubstantiation 2006

  • It is probable that a young man, accustomed to more cheerful society, would have tired of the conversation of so violent an assertor of the ‘boast of heraldry’ as the Baron; but Edward found an agreeable variety in that of Miss Bradwardine, who listened with eagerness to his remarks upon literature, and showed great justness of taste in her answers.

    Waverley 2004

  • The assertor may of course define it so in so many words, saying (e.g.) that ‘Justice happens (accidit) to be a virtue’; but often even without such definition it is obvious that he has rendered the genus as an accident; e.g. suppose that one were to say that whiteness is coloured or that walking is in motion.

    Topics 2002

  • Toplady says, "any assertor of self-determination is in fact, whether he means it or no, a worshiper of the heathen lady named Fortune, and an ideal deposer of providence from its throne."

    The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination 1959

  • But contention is rashly instituted against the opinion of an adversary, first, when it is not proposed according to the mind and intention of him who is the assertor; Secondly, when it is discussed beyond all due bounds, and its deformity is unseasonably exaggerated; and, lastly, when its refutation is attempted by arguments ill calculated to produce that effect.

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 1 1560-1609 1956


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