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
Recent Examples of assertion from the Web
Trump later cast his hoax assertion as a laugh line.
Drake's assertions contradict declarations filed in the case in March by former NSA director Michael Hayden and current NSA operations manager Wayne Murphy.
Rivers was responding to Davis' assertion that the relationship between Rivers and his father -- Clippers head coach Doc Rivers -- caused resentment in the locker room.
Eventually, the victim's assertions reached the Angels, according to prosecutors, who said in a legal memo that the description permanent bodily injury does not do justice to what happened to the victim.
Meanwhile, even the most charitable reading of the Trump presidency thus far involves a good number of public, unforced errors as well as torrential scrutiny attending every dubious assertion from the White House.
DiMiceli bristled at assertions that the downtown courthouse is not a priority for the patrol.
The story circulated following Trump’s May 1 assertion in an interview that President Andrew Jackson could have prevented the war, which began 16 years after Jackson’s death.
And many of Grande's musician peers, including Lorde, Katy Perry, and JoJo, mentioned Grande by name and/or repeated the assertion that concerts should be safe and love-filled spaces.
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ASSERTION Defined for Kids
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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