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Middle French assertion[1], from Latin assertio

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assertion (countable and uncountable, plural assertions)

  1. The act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced.
    You're a man of strong assertions!
  2. A statement or declaration which lacks support or evidence.
    That's just a bare assertion.
  3. Maintenance; vindication
    the assertion of one's rights or prerogatives
  4. (computing) A statement in a program asserting a condition expected to be true at a particular point, used in debugging.

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  1. ^ assertion” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

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assertion f (plural assertions)

  1. assertion