Definition of assertion
- an assertion of ownership/innocence
- He presented no evidence to support his assertions.
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
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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