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
The FBI has not corroborated the most sensational assertions in the dossier.
Mr Guo’s assertions do not seem to have damaged Mr Wang.
District leaders dispute that assertion, pointing to growing costs to provide benefits like lifetime health insurance.
NantHealth disputed the assertion that the donation was made to benefit Soon-Shiong’s commercial interests and said the college was free to choose any vendor.
This assertion runs counter to the letter of intent for the project, authored by the township law director which states the investments in phase ii will be market driven and no schedule of commitments for phase ii build out is available.
Even so, this is a laughably embarrassing assertion, especially coming from a man who has been active in the Beltway legal community for four decades.
But this is not really about how ridiculous his assertion is.
Chart co-founder Robert Keck disagrees with such assertions about land contract sales, as well as specific criticism of his business.
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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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