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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Examples

  • 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.

    Vincent Bugliosi: Why Do I Doubt Both The Atheists And The Theists?

  • 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.

    Peter G. Miller: The Real Foreclosure Crisis: Who Owns the Mortgages?

  • An averment that the blockade was lawful is likely to get short shrift in any Court potentially having jurisdiction other than in Israel.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Israeli Version of Ship Incident

  • That is a positive averment or is concealment when one is under a duty to disclose;

    Siegelman's Judge Committed Fraud on the Court

  • 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.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • This last averment was a slight alteration in point of fact, for

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • 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.”

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • I see by thy solemn averment [I had not yet averred it,] what credit ought to be given to all the rest.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • 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!

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • 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].

    Clarissa Harlowe

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