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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Averment \A*ver"ment\, n. [Cf. OF. averement, LL. averamentum.
   See {Aver}, v. t.]
   1. The act of averring, or that which is averred;
      affirmation; positive assertion.

            Signally has this averment received illustration in
            the course of recent events.          --I. Taylor.

   2. Verification; establishment by evidence. --Bacon.

   3. (Law) A positive statement of facts; an allegation; an
      offer to justify or prove what is alleged.

   Note: In any stage of pleadings, when either party advances
         new matter, he avers it to be true, by using this form
         of words: ``and this he is ready to verify.'' This was
         formerly called an averment. It modern pleading, it is
         termed a verification. --Blackstone.

Source : WordNet®

     n : a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting
         evidence were necessary) [syn: {assertion}, {asseveration}]
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