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Averment  n.  
The act of averring, or that which is averred; affirmation; positive assertion. "Signally has this averment received illustration in the course of recent events."
Verification; establishment by evidence.
(Law) A positive statement of facts; an allegation; an offer to justify or prove what is alleged. Note: 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.

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"Averment" Quotes from Famous Books

... false; but God always knows, and he is called upon in this, as knowing the truth. In every case in which it is used, whether in secret or in public, it is the most complete evidence that can be afforded of the sincerity of those who swear; and in public, it is the highest satisfaction concerning any averment that men could demand. It is used to give the weight of God's testimony to show that a given statement is ...
— The Ordinance of Covenanting • John Cunningham

... frequent visitor at the Schoenemanns, and there began those relations with Lili which, according to his own later testimony, were to give a new direction to his life, as being the immediate cause of his leaving Frankfort and settling in Weimar. If we are to accept his own averment two years before his death, Lili was the first whom he had really loved, all his other affairs of the heart being "inclinations of no importance."[198] So he spoke in the retrospect under the influence of an immediate emotion, but his own contemporary testimony proves ...
— The Youth of Goethe • Peter Hume Brown

Words linked to "Averment" :   aver, denial, assertion, ipsedixitism, declaration, disaffirmation, claim, affirmation, contention

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