From Latin assevērātiō, from assevērō.
- (UK, US) IPA(key): /əˌsɛv.əˈɹeɪ.ʃən/, /æsˌɛv.əˈɹeɪ.ʃən/
asseveration (countable and uncountable, plural asseverations)
- An earnest affirmation or declaration of support.
- (Can we date this quote by Daniel Defoe and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
- No man is believed a jot the more for all the asseverations, damnings, and swearings he makes.
1865, Johann Peter Lange, The Gospel according to Matthew, page 117:
The true oath consists in the simple asseveration, uttered in perfect consciousness on solemn occasions […]