as·​sert·​ed·​ly | \ ə-ˈsər-təd-lē How to pronounce assertedly (audio) , a- \

Definition of assertedly

: by positive and usually unsubstantiated assertion : allegedly

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Recent Examples on the Web There is a distinction between a complaint about assertedly unlawful employer conduct and a complaint about conduct that does not even arguably violate the law. Dan Eaton,, "Not every workplace complaint is legally protected whistleblowing," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of assertedly

1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Assertedly.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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one that suddenly gains wealth or power

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