averment

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French averrement, averement, from averer (Modern French avérer).

NounEdit

averment (countable and uncountable, plural averments)

  1. The act of averring, or that which is averred; positive assertion.
    • 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 16, [1]
      And for some of these averments, he added, substantiating proof was not far.
  2. verification; establishment by evidence.
  3. A positive statement of facts; an allegation; an offer to justify or prove what is alleged.

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