Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of averring; affirmation; positive assertion.
  • noun Verification; establishment by evidence. Bacon.
  • noun 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.

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

  • noun The act of averring, or that which is averred; affirmation; positive assertion.
  • noun Verification; establishment by evidence.
  • noun (Law) A positive statement of facts; an allegation; an offer to justify or prove what is alleged.

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

  • noun The act of averring, or that which is averred; positive assertion.
  • noun verification; establishment by evidence.
  • noun A positive statement of facts; an allegation; an offer to justify or prove what is alleged.

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

  • noun a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)

Etymologies

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From Old French averrement, averement, from averer (Modern French avérer).

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