negative averment

noun
neg·​a·​tive averment

Legal Definition of negative averment

: a negative statement or allegation (as in a pleading) that constitutes a statement of fact and that must be proved by the party making it a negative averment alleging that the plaintiff did not have the capacity to sue

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“Negative averment.” The Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/negative%20averment. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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