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A declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary).  Synonyms: assertion, asseveration.

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"Averment" Quotes from Famous Books

... there is a fact which was not proved at the trial, but which it was necessary to prove for the purpose of convicting these defendants upon any count of the indictment, in which it forms a material averment, namely, that there was war between England, and the Allies of ...
— The Trial of Charles Random de Berenger, Sir Thomas Cochrane, • William Brodie Gurney

... As stated, the principal averment against the President, was his alleged violation of the Tenure-of-Office Act in the removal of Mr. Stanton from the office of Secretary of War, presented in various phases throughout ...
— History of the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, • Edumud G. Ross

... heard, at the Trial, to prove that Burroughs had exhibited strength which the Devil only could have supplied. The most trivial and impertinent matter was all that was needed, to be added to spectral testimony, to give it fatal effect. The value, by the way, of Increase Mather's averment, that "more than that which is called Spectre Evidence" was adduced against the persons convicted, is somewhat impaired by the admission of Cotton Mather, just before quoted, that "divers were condemned," against whom it was the ...
— Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather - A Reply • Charles W. Upham

Words linked to "Averment" :   avowal, declaration, asseveration, aver, ipsedixitism, ipse dixit, disaffirmation, charge, contention, avouchment, accusation, denial, affirmation, claim, testimony

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