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aver

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verb \ə-ˈvər\

Simple Definition of aver

  • : to say (something) in a very strong and definite way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of aver

averred

averring

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to verify or prove to be true in pleading a cause b :  to allege or assert in pleading

  3. 2 :  to declare positively

Examples of aver in a sentence

  1. He averred that he was innocent.

  2. I am innocent, he averred.



Did You Know?

Since aver contains the "truth" root, it basically means "confirm as true". You may aver anything that you're sure of. In legal situations, aver means to state positively as a fact; thus, Perry Mason's clients aver that they are innocent, while the district attorney avers the opposite. If you make such a statement while under oath, and it turns out that you lied, you may have committed the crime of perjury.

Origin and Etymology of aver

Middle English averren, from Anglo-French averer, from Medieval Latin adverare to confirm as authentic, from Latin ad- + verus true — more at very


First Known Use: 15th century


Law Dictionary

aver

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transitive verb \ə-ˈvər\

Legal Definition of aver

averred

averring

  1. :  to assert or declare positively especially in a pleading :  allege <not necessary to aver the capacity of a party to sue — U.S. Code>

averment

noun



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