Definition of assertion
: the act of asserting or something that is asserted: such asa : insistent and positive affirming, maintaining, or defending (as of a right or attribute) an assertion of ownership/innocenceb : a declaration that something is the case He presented no evidence to support his assertions.
Examples of assertion in a sentence
the assertion that all men have certain unalienable rights is set forth in the Declaration of Independence
made the unlikely assertion that gravity affects light
Origin and Etymology of assertion
First Known Use: 15th century
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Definition of assertion for Students
1 : the act of stating clearly and strongly or making others aware the assertion of his innocence
2 : something stated as if certain They did not believe me despite my assertions.
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