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Meaning of AVERMENT

Pronunciation:  u'vurmunt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)

AVERMENT is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: assertion, asseveration
 See Also: accusation, affirmation, avouchment, avowal, charge, claim, contention, declaration, denial, ipse dixit, ipsedixitism, testimony



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*ver"ment\, n. [Cf. OF. averement, LL. averamentum.
See {Aver}, v. t.]
1. The act of averring, or that which is averred;
   affirmation; positive assertion.

         Signally has this averment received illustration in
         the course of recent events.          --I. Taylor.

2. Verification; establishment by evidence. --Bacon.

3. (Law) A positive statement of facts; an allegation; an
   offer to justify or prove what is alleged.

Note: In any stage of pleadings, when either party advances
      new matter, he avers it to be true, by using this form
      of words: ``and this he is ready to verify.'' This was
      formerly called an averment. It modern pleading, it is
      termed a verification. --Blackstone.