assertation

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noun as·ser·ta·tion \ ˌa-sər-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of assertation

plural assertations
:the act of asserting or something that is asserted :assertion
  • This crisis, which inspires repeated heartfelt assertations of Mr. Richburg's happiness to be an American …
  • —William FinneganNew York Times Book Review30 Mar. 1997
  • What I have said so far has not been an attempt to support my thesis but merely to explain what it is. Of course, a fuller understanding of an assertation may convince someone of its truth.
  • —Clifford WilliamsThe Life of the Mind2002

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Origin and Etymology of assertation

borrowed from French & Medieval Latin; French assertation, borrowed from Medieval Latin assertātiōn-, assertātiō, from assertāre “to affirm, assert” (frequentative of Latin asserere “to lay claim to, allege,assert”) + Latin -tiōn-, -tiō, noun suffix


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