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averment

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CIDE DICTIONARY

avermentn. [Cf. OF. averement, LL. averamentum. See Aver, v. t.].
  •  The act of averring, or that which is averred; affirmation; positive assertion.  [1913 Webster]
    "Signally has this averment received illustration in the course of recent events."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Verification; establishment by evidence.  Bacon.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A positive statement of facts; an allegation; an offer to justify or prove what is alleged.  [1913 Webster]
    " In any stage of pleadings, when either party advances new matter, he avers it to be true, by using this form of words: “and this he is ready to verify.” This was formerly called an averment. It modern pleading, it is termed a verification. Blackstone."  Blackstone.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

averment, n. a positive statement; an affirmation, esp. Law one with an offer of proof.

Etymology
ME f. AF, OF aver(r)ement (as AVER, -MENT)

ROGET THESAURUS

averment

Affirmation

N affirmance, affirmation, statement, allegation, assertion, predication, declaration, word, averment, confirmation, asseveration, adjuration, swearing, oath, affidavit, deposition, avouchment, assurance, protest, protestation, profession, acknowledgment, legal pledge, pronouncement, solemn averment, solemn avowal, solemn declaration, remark, observation, position, saying, dictum, sentence, ipse dixit, emphasis, weight, dogmatism, dogmatics, asserting, declaratory, predicatory, pronunciative, affirmative, soi-disant, positive, certain, express, explicit, absolute, emphatic, flat, broad, round, pointed, marked, distinct, decided, confident, trenchant, dogmatic, definitive, formal, solemn, categorical, peremptory, unretracted, predicable, affirmatively, in the affirmative, with emphasis, ex-cathedra, without fear of contradiction, as God is my witness, I must say, indeed, i' faith, let me tell you, why, give me leave to say, marry, you may be sure, I'd have you to know, upon my word, upon my honor, by my troth, egad, I assure you, by jingo, by Jove, by George, troth, seriously, sadly, in sadness, in sober sadness, in truth, in earnest, of a truth, truly, perdy, in all conscience, upon oath, be assured, yes, I'll warrant, I'll warrant you, I'll engage, I'll answer for it, I'll be bound, I'll venture to say, I'll take my oath, in fact, forsooth, joking apart, so help me God, not to mince the matter, quoth he, dixi.


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