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EtymologyEdit

From Italian avaria (possibly via French avarie), from Arabic عوارية(ʿawāriyya).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

averij f (plural averijen, diminutive averijtje n)

  1. (law, accounting) damage in transit; average (financial sense)
  2. (by extension) damage in general
    De minister-president liep politieke averij op door zijn incompetente reactie op de crisis.
    The prime minister suffered political damage due to his incompetent reaction to the crisis.

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