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Asseveration

As`sev`er`a´tion
n.1.The act of asseverating, or that which is asseverated; positive affirmation or assertion; solemn declaration.
Noun1.asseveration - a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
Synonyms: assertion, averment

ASSEVERATION. The proof which a man gives of the truth of what be says, by appealing to his conscience as a witness. It differs from an oath in this, that by the latter he appeals to God as a witness of the truth of what he says, and invokes him as the avenger of falsehood and perfidy, to punish him if he speak not the truth. Vide Affirmation; Oath; and Merl. Quest. de Droit, mot Serment.

accusation, affirmation, assert, assertion, asseverate, averment, avouchment, avowal, charge, claim, contention, declaration, denial, ipse dixit, ipsedixitism, maintain, testimony
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