Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of avouching; declaration; avowal; acknowledgment.

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

  • noun obsolete The act of avouching; positive declaration.

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  • noun The act of avouching.
  • noun A positive declaration.

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

  • noun a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something

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Examples

  • An outlandish delegate sustained against both these views, with such heat as almost carried conviction, the theory of copulation between women and the males of brutes, his authority being his own avouchment in support of fables such as that of the Minotaur which the genius of the elegant Latin poet has handed down to us in the pages of his Metamorphoses.

    Ulysses

  • An outlandish delegate sustained against both these views, with such heat as almost carried conviction, the theory of copulation between women and the males of brutes, his authority being his own avouchment in support of fables such as that of the Minotaur which the genius of the elegant Latin poet has handed down to us in the pages of his Metamorphoses.

    Ulysses

  • The disciples were gratified at this plain avouchment, and exclaimed:

    Jesus the Christ A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern

  • Those modern Jews were voluble to disavow all sympathy with the murderous deeds of their progenitors, who had martyred the prophets, and ostentatiously averred that if they had lived in the times of those martyrdoms they would have been no participators therein, yet by such avouchment they proclaimed themselves the offspring of those who had shed innocent blood.

    Jesus the Christ A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern

  • And it was for the avouchment of the love of that maiden that Geraint jousted for the Sparrow-Hawk at the tournament; for he said that that maiden was better entitled to the Sparrow-Hawk than this maiden who was with me.

    The Mabinogion Vol. 2 (of 3)

  • Blamers to prudence me exhort; I heed them not, for I In my avouchment am sincere of love and constancy.

    The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume II

  • Because this engagement is a means to accomplish His promise: because thou hast avouched God, God hath avouched thee, and will do as He hath said, and again, as He hath said; the repetition whereof seems to argue contentedness in God, in that, by this avouchment, a way was opened for the accomplishment of His promise.

    The Covenants And The Covenanters Covenants, Sermons, and Documents of the Covenanted Reformation

  • Not alone in the great junctures of the tragedy -- the encounters with the ghost, the parting with Ophelia, the climax of the play-scene, the slaughter of poor old Polonius in delirious mistake for the king, and the avouchment to Laertes in the graveyard -- was he brilliant and impetuous; but in almost everything that quality of temperament showed itself, and here, of course, it was in excess.

    Shadows of the Stage

  • That law required, in its first command, the avouchment of

    The Ordinance of Covenanting

  • But, O our lord the Imam, 'tis my wish first of all things to look upon her and see if she be pure or otherwise; and, as regarding her singular comeliness, my convicion is that thy word sufficeth and thine avouchment is veridical.

    Arabian nights. English

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